In the last couple of days, I’ve been feeling a pull to review The Race that Lies Before Us. At first I thought I was drawn back to the story because it’s been eight or nine months since I’ve looked at it. But as I read bits and pieces of the story—some of my favorite parts—I found myself thinking things like, “I could word that better” and “I really don’t care for the way I phrased that.” I kept seeing small things I could tweak here and there.
I think a combination of the distance time gives me, plus experience from editing two novels for Port Yonder Press, as well as reviewing entries for the Touched By Love contest, is allowing me to see things I didn’t notice before. So I begin another revision—this time to polish the story a little more and make it shine even brighter.