This week was a difficult one for getting a story submitted (my goal for the Clarion West write-a-thon). I have a story that doesn’t need a lot of revision but carries a lot of emotional weight for me. I was gonna do it, really I was, but then a “heat wave” hit. Don’t laugh at me, but we call 75-80 degrees a heat wave here in Seattle. At least in my house we do.
I decided that it would be easier to take a different story and do a pretty much complete rewrite and turn it from 2500 words down to a 1000-word “flash fiction” story. It was easier. Now that’s done and I just have to submit it.