Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Done! (For now.)
Huh. Was thinking about how to edit a story, how to tweak a little part for a bigger impact, when I realized I do not have the writing skill to make the story flow the way I imagine it working.
I can tweak and prod and pull all day long and in the end, I won't be able to tell if or when its doing what I want it to do.
I cannot make this story any better. At least for now.
And THAT, my friends, is how I know when I'm done with a story. I think I can trim a few parts of it out (maybe cut 500-1k words,) but once I have the story doing as much as I can wring out of it? Cutting becomes easy once my content is in place.
So, chop a bit out here and there (I'm pretty sure I know where already,) and send it off again. I'll let editors tell me if they like or dislike a part.