Speaking of short stories, I've already finished the one that I started at the end of April, which I've decided to call Per Ardua Ad Astra, and two beta readers have gone through it. I think it's ready for submission. Now I'm not saying that it's going to be accepted, but I'm going to send it in as soon as Mindflights is open again for submissions at the beginning of September. Maybe if I keep up the good work, I'll have two stories or even three by that time. If they get rejected, I'll post them here, but maybe, just maybe, you'll find them elsewhere one day. I'm really excited about the prospect. I know, I know, I might not be so excited when the rejections start pouring in, but that's part of a writer's life, and we all need to start somewhere.
And as for good ideas, I've been watching the American television show Awake, with Jason Isaacs, and crumbs! Wouldn't you know, it's been cancelled! But dang, I wish I'd come up with that idea first.