Over the past few weeks I have been editing a short story that I have been writing. The idea to write a western short story came to me a few months ago. I sat down and plotted out my plot beats and character moments that I wanted to focus on. The writing stage was so incredibly fun and creating a world around this story was so exciting. I got my creative juices flowing and I couldn’t stop writing once I got started. The story follows a sheriff of a small town that’s starting to expand due to a gold rush in the area. The story is a revenge tale that spans over months, it’s a bloody story that I felt I had to write.
The stage I’m at now is the editing stage and I’m nearly finished but I underestimated just how much editing is needed for a short story or a novel. My plan is to post it here on my blog and print a few copies to have for some friends and family. The whole editing process has been tedious and I’ve read the story so many times now I could probably recite it in my sleep but I feel like I’m getting into a more creative mode since I got my new job with an actual structured routine and now I have time to create more. I plan on posting the story here later in the month and the entire process has been so incredibly revitalising and envigorating.
I created a book cover and I’ll share that much here below for the minute. I’d love to hear if short stories would be a good addition to my page here so any thoughts are very welcomed.