Today I spent four hours putting my beautiful razor blade through my short story, recently re-named “Bondi”. I have lovingly cut since the first draft, almost 1200 words. Amazing and incredible. I was ably assisted in the contraction process by my fantastic beta readers Edwina, Jen, Rob, Diane and Rebecca.
I love it when, despite all the prior editing, your opening couple of paragraphs are still scribbled over in green pen. Sigh! But you can’t edit forever – the cord has to cut some time. I sent my email through to Jim just before dinner tonight. I promise to stop being all secret squirrel about this (which wasn’t my intention – just lack of time to write a proper post about it all) and post something tomorrow about it all.