I edited and then I edited some more

First off, I completed my 24-hour writing contest story and got it edited and sent it off. It started at 1100 words and I got it down to 870 by slashing the fat and getting rid of some of my really good details (Sorry crappy Jeep heater. You got cut).

But then I thought of trying to look at a story I wrote in 2014, ‘The Lives of Jonathon Gray.’ I actually made the decision in 2016 to have it professionally edited. I sent it to Dona McCormack (@DonaWrites) and she sent me back the edits.

Awesome.

Well, today, January 21, 2018 I read her edits and updated my story. What the hell? Why didn’t I do this earlier?

Fear?

Probably, but guess what. I did it. I got it done and I loved reading the feedback from someone who read and consumed my story.

I want to do it some more. I’ve written several more stories for a collection named ‘Dissonic┬áVoices’ and I want to get it out by the end of March.

And so it begins. This is the easy part. Continuing, that is the challenge. It always is.

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