My beta readers did not find the ending of last draft as satisfying as I did, and looking it over, they were right. My first attempt at fixing it didn’t work either. So I was ready to shelve this story for a bit when the answer came to me. Now I feel much better about it.
I do still worry that this story is too short for all the things I’m trying to explore. It still has a LOT of characters for this short of the story. I hope I did a better job of introducing them this time around.
I’m going to spend the next week polishing, and then I’m going to send it off to WOTF.
- Started: March 20
- Finished: March 25
- 1380 words (102% of v1)