I just completed the third draft of my latest novelette**, Flying Home.
As mentioned in a previous post, by letting the story sit for a few days, I did manage to come up with an ending that I really like.
I passed the third draft on to my wife, so I could have another set of eyes reading the story. She highlighted a few spelling and grammatical errors and made some good suggestions on how to improve parts of the story.
She told me that the first half of the story is a real tear jerk er (made her cry) and that she really loved the twists in the story. She thought the ending was wonderful (who am I to argue with that). I know that she’s not an impartial reader, but she’s always been honest about letting me know when something works or doesn’t.
Anyway, after incorporating some her suggestions and cleaning up the errors, I believe it’s finally ready to send to my editor.
Hopefully, my editor will have time to squeeze me into her busy schedule.
** I’ve been calling it a short story, but according to Google, my story of 13,000 plus words is better classified as a ‘Novelette’.