So as of today, "The Fault Lies Not..." is at 10,057 words. I knew I wouldn't be able to keep it under 10,000 words. The story's moving toward its conclusion, and there's a lot that still has to be told.
I'm also looking into epublishing, rather than going through the more traditional route. The one thing I have to pay attention to is how I'd get paid. Anyone who uses PayPal will by necessity be avoided. I have issues with PayPal that I don't want to go into detail right now. Let's just say that if I went with someone who uses PayPal, I won't see anything from my sales for a while.
Not that I have anything ready to go right now. I do want to gather my completed stories into an anthology, something a traditional publishing house would be reluctant to do for an author who hasn't a real track record. A couple of the stories need some work (one needs a lot of work), so this won't be happening for a while.