I finished the second draft of my short story, “Funeral” tonight. I think that I’ve fixed many of the issues Reesa pointed out to me in the previous draft and made the story stronger as a result. I’ve posted it to my writing group and printed out copies for Reesa & Steve to pour over with their Pens of Doom ™.
Funeral, second draft
Microsoft Word wordcount: 1,463 words
Manuscript wordcount: 1,500 words
It took a while to get to this stage; for whatever reason I had to sit on this story for a while before it could be revised. I’m glad I trusted the process and I’m glad to have made it to this stage. Hopefully the story can be sent out soon.