I’ve been busy editing 2 stories for competitions – now thankfully in the post and escaped from my red pen! It’s very easy to over-edit and I find that once I start putting words in that I’ve taken out, the editing process is being overdone.
I’m now preparing for a talk I’m giving to the Kington U3A next Thursday – my life as a short story writer – which covers my love of the short story from my first attempts as a child to present day, interrupted by marriage, children and two careers! But, although I get tremendous nerves beforehand, I love talking about the craft of creative writing and encouraging others to have a go.
I’ll let you know how it goes.