The revisions continue on my current story! My first reader had another set of edits after reviewing the second draft Sunday, so it’s been nose to the grindstone time. I can’t argue with her comments, either; after stewing about them at first, I came to see that as usual, she was right on the money. Times like this can be a bit unsettling, because they seem to call into question my instincts as a writer…but the fact is, this is no reflection on my instincts. It’s just the way my process works. Sometimes, I nail every nuance of a story with no need to touch a single lovely word. Other times, an overhaul’s in order. And, frankly, some revisions could be expected on a story like this one. I always try to write the best story I can, of course…but this time, I was swinging for the stands. I was trying some experimental techniques, so it doesn’t really surprise me that they weren’t a hundred percent effective in the first draft. I just hope I can totally nail the third draft and send it Monday. Further, I hope the editor will like what I’ve come up with; I’d love to see this one made available to a sizeable readership. Fingers crossed for a great week for all of us! See you soon!
Books by Robert Jeschonek