Hey, so a while ago there was a contest through ANWA (American Night Writers Association) for short pieces based on the theme “Warm the Winter.” I immediately thought that my story “The Promise of Snow” would fit well, but it was just a teensy weensy bit too long (i.e., it was 5500 words for a contest that only allowed up to 1500 words). So I put it through about a thousand revisions, and when it was done, I barely managed to get under the word limit.
But the exciting part is yet to come. I won the fiction category of the contest! Yay!
So, if you wanted to see how the story got drastically slimmed down, here’s the link. Enjoy!