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One small step for (wo)man...

The other day, I realized something. Not only can I sense when something's off in a person's style, I can now tell what it is, down to the exact word, that's throwing it off. Not all the time, but a lot more than I used to be able to do that, which was never. It was one of those things I thought I'd only ever be able to tell by instinct. Apparently I'm starting to understand on a conscious level, too. Huzzah!

Unfortunately, it's always so much harder to tell these things with your own writing than with everyone else's. :P

I have edited "The Alien and the Tree" and will be sending it out, probably to F&SF, tomorrow afternoon. It required remarkably little editing compared to what I felt I had to do with previous stories after feedback. Hoping this is a good sign.

I've also finished the rewrite of Signi chapter four, but am waiting until I complete chapter five (which should also be done tonight) before I send it off.

And in the meantime, I'm due for some rejections (or even an acceptance, I could go for that instead ;)). Everything slows down in the holiday season.

mlc
Tags: novels, revision, short stories, signi, style and voice, submitting
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