The response was reasonably positive from the editor, as he speculated on using the article sent him, at some stage in the future. The article’s done and dusted, now waiting.
Revisiting a story I have been working on, on and off, over several years. The part reviewed today sounds okay, but could be better. Overall, the story has made significant progress since I first begun. Meanwhile, republishing at Pete’s articles every week now rather than every day so have more time to spend on storytelling.
Researched, written, edited, sourced photos, and sent, the article is in someone else’s hands. The result a matter of faith now, but not blind faith.
Not alternative endings to stories, but alternative endings to sequences. There seems too many possible alternatives, but one must sift through them and see how each one lines up. Character arc should be considered.
If there are different versions of the same scene, or they are written differently, one can see the differences between the versions and see which is best.
Sometimes, the original scene can be better in comparison to the second or third version.
Sometimes, one gets too involved with the original scene and edits too much.
Comparing a second version of a scene with the first version of the scene may prove the first is better.
Changing the features of a key character in one story means I can use those features in another story.
Cutting, pasting, rearranging, refashioning. All challenging decisions in the editing phase, which is a painful challenge–what to do with everything but wanting to use everything. But able to be gotten on top of.
Three-hundred and eighty words. Deleted. Not required anymore. The rest is taking shape.
I remember enthusiastically tackling an idea for a work of fiction. For fifteen years the basic material I had written stayed on file. Recently, I’ve revisited the material to see what I could do with it. It’s working…it’s coming together. But there is a but that I may kick into oblivion.
Devotion written this week; signed and sealed, but not delivered, yet.