Re-writing, a common theme this month

I’m at work on a short story I first started about six months ago. After a few initial re-writes around that time it’s been sitting abandoned in a folder, though not forgotten.

Today was the first time I’d re-read it in full since that time. It’s better than I remember it, though not as good as I know it sounded in my head when I first began drafting the idea. They never comes out as well as I want it to on the page. I understand this is common, but it’s still frustrating.

More tinkering today, but the last five pages need a complete re-write. I probably ought to scrap them all together, but it would mean re-writing or completely re-designing some 500-800 words. It’s for the best, but it still hurts.

I’m hoping to have it finished by the end of the week, but we’ll see how it goes.

I’m really enjoying working on these stories again, and just being in this world. So many ideas to play with.

Back to work!