I just sent my short story to the publishers with the last edits. And, good news! Yesterday’s ambivalence has transformed into excitement. As I finished my read-through, I became enamored of my characters once again. I remembered why I liked the story to begin with and how it made me feel when I finished the last line (BTW: it’s my second-favorite line in the story. Once it’s published, I’ll tell you my favorite line.)
Just a little giggle to share: I’m not quite sure what the title will be once it’s published. They requested a title change with the first round of edits, and I sent several suggestions, noting that I would be satisfied with any of the choices. When the edits came back, one of the editors commented on how much she liked one of the suggestions, yet the other editor saved the document using another of the suggestions.
So what will the title be? Currently, your guess is as good as mine! 🙂