"You know what? The bastard blows me out of the water. This guy writes Maine like Ardai writes New York. If you're not reading him, you don't know what you're missing." --Chris F. Holm, author of The Big Reap, The Wrong Goodbye and Dead Harvest.

"Bagley's got the poet's eye, but that doesn't mean everything is prettier in his work. It means the ugly stuff is more vivid. More intense. Like a sudden switch from analog to HD. And that's a trait to very much admire in his work." --Anthony Neil Smith, author of Hogdoggin', Yellow Medicine, The Drummer and Psychosomatic.




Monday, January 21, 2008

Today’s Word Count

This morning I wrote 2,107 words of a short story called “Welcome to Val-U-Mart, Motherfucker.” It’s for an anthology, and is due soon. I want to make sure I get it finished in time to do some revisions.

I'll work on Bitter Water Blues after the kids are in bed tonight. I expect to get in another thousand there.

NOTE: Having just Googled "Val-U-Mart" and found it to be a real store, I now have to come up with a new name. No big deal.

2 comments:

Jen said...

I like to use Thrifty*Mart, myself. Of course, there are Thrifty Marts existing everywhere, but I feel like the asterisk makes it my own. And simultaneously makes it clear who I'm referencing.

Nice new digs, by the way.

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

I'm going with Big-Buy for now. All the "associates" wear red, white and blue vests.