Sub#74 – to Weird Tales (my first sub there)
I’ve been struggling with this story, revising it and revising it, and I looked at the most recent version this morning and it was pretty terrible. Basically, in trying to fix this problem or that problem (over a series of drafts), I’d shredded the story into an incoherent mess. So instead of starting with the most recent version, I went backwards (not to the original draft, but to the first revision), and from there made a few changes, and suddenly the story worked.
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This puts me at TEN (10!!) stories out in circulation, if I count my non-placing finalist story from Q2 of WOTF (which is technically still out, since they occasionally pick out a story or two from the non-placers to include in the book).