Finished writing Eyes of The Alley last week, the short horror story. It is, I think, good. Not great, not my best work, but it is a story, and it is horror, and I am told it is coherent. I have some slight edits to do and some additional clarifications to make, but it is about a week from being sent off to the publisher.
This was my first venture into short fiction, and man, is it a different discipline. Harder with regard to getting characterizations in, yet easier with regard to consistency errors that creep into longer pieces. Everything must count, and drive things forward. This is a good discipline to learn, I think, as it reinforces good habits for writing novels.
I think I might do some more.