(July 20 – 26)

Lots of work this week on the ‘cave’ story, which I actually managed to finish off and submit in time for that July 31 deadline. I did extensive editing, which was quite instructive. A lot of it turned out to involve switching between passive and active voices, and shifting tenses. I suspect a little homework in those shadowy grammatical areas might help me get some of these things right the first time around.

That said, writing is fluid, and part of the reason I enjoy editing is seeing how much the meaning and impact of a line can change just through altering a few words, or changing the order of sentences around.