Thursday, April 2, 2015
The good news is I wrote this a few Christmas's ago and set it aside for Shawn as I thought it would be an excellent fit for either Unbound or his upcoming Unfettered II anthology. Robin, as always did my editing - and man she really out did herself with this one.
As is always the case, we have heated debates over editing. There was one "concept" in particular that she found was just too hard to understand (or maybe I wasn't doing a good enough job explaining it). But the real genius came from reworking the end. She wasn't happy with my rather rambling 1,124 word ending and we decided the book could stand well without it. I had to agree with her and the new ending was much better. But still not perfect. A little more brainstorming and the light went on. Now in just 191 I got the ending that I thought was the perfect punctuation to this short. I can't wait until it's released and other can start enjoying it as well.