I can never just do anything.
In putting Art After 5 back online, I reread it. Parts of it made me cringe, so I started to edit it.
It’s ridiculous, you know. I’ve put hours of editing work into the manuscript. Most of what bugs me most about fic version is long gone from that incarnation, but I still feel strange putting something up anywhere with my name on it that I’m anything less than proud to have written. So I’m fixing up something that after the next month or so will never again see the light of day, because I take my writing that seriously. ALL of my writing.
A couple of funny things I’ve noticed. No one runs in AA5, but there’s a lot of “I practically ran.” I guess that shows you how little I run in real life.
The most overused word is “so”. The two most overused phrases are “He shook his head dismissively” and “I naïvely assumed”.
The name Heidi was used on two occasions for two different characters, and I misspelled McGillin’s through most of the story.
It is what it is, but the next one was better.