Second Time’s The Charm?

After a long wait, the second round of edits arrived from the publishers of the short-story anthology that will print “A Single Touch.” Surprisingly enough, the edits were pretty minor. I’m pleased!

I already made the edits. Now all that remains …is for me to double-check to make sure I changed everything and to do a last read-through. I have to admit I’m not looking forward to that last task. I loved the story when I wrote it … the characters seemed “real” to me; I maintained my faith as I submitted it to publishers; I even enjoyed re-reading as I made my first round of edits.

But now, I’ve read it so many times that the story’s lost some of its sheen for me. I guess I’ll hope for positive comments from the new reading audience that’s about to rise up and demand more stories about two sisters — one who makes her living with phone sex and the other who’s an empath — and the private detective who loves them.

At least that’s the way it works in my imagination. 🙂


About txsunshine

I'm a daughter, wife, mother of two, PTA volunteer (way too many hours), church goer, liberal-leaning transplanted Texan. I love to write (boy, do I love to write), watch good TV and talk to other people. I also love sports (when my kids play) and spending time with friends and family. I believe that our society would flourish if we lived the Golden Rule ... really, truly lived it.
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4 Responses to Second Time’s The Charm?

  1. Laura says:

    Happy dances for the very small number of edits! They know a publishing star-to-be when they see one! 🙂

  2. Riley says:

    Just curious: how did you do the research on phone sex?

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