October 17, 2003
I did a rewrite of "Midsummer" that finally, finally makes me happy. I've loved this story ever since I finished it, but it was always wrong. I think I finally got it right. We'll see.
Made some changes on the sidebar, moved some things around. I'm feeling raring to go now.
Q. How do you cut a story in half but still wind up with more story than was there to begin with?
A. I don't know, but I just managed it.
My last rejection suggested that they'd be glad to look at a revision (a first for me!), and made some suggestions. My mama didn't raise no fool, so I took their suggestions, and lo and behold, I think I'm finally happy with this story. So back it goes to them with fingers crossed.