When you’re writing a short story, you’re alone with only imagination. Mine runs wild so it took some discipline. I find the writing easier than the editing. Did I mention the editing? Oh, so dreary. It goes on and on and on. When do you stop? I gave my story to several readers I trust and received wonderful feedback.
Then the story turns into a real story, it emerges, and you know you have something. I took a chance and submitted it. It got published. My first work. A horror story of all things. I didn’t know I had it in me to write that genre. It was fun…only once I felt it was complete. I think I could have edited the story until it wasn’t my story at all so I had to know when to stop.
After it was published, I realized there was a cherished publishers credit to be used on a short bio. Hooray! I was ecstatic, pleased, awed, happy, and all the good things one feels when they have done something they’ve always dreamed of doing. Now for more and better writing.
How did you feel when you publish or how do you feel you’re doing on a work you want to publish?