My son came back for his annual campout.
I was asked to write about it for the wonderful, local, weekly paper.
VERY excited about that!!!!
It is so very different writing for something specific, than just putting to paper whatever
I would have written a blog post about the event anyway (coming soon), but somehow, this felt different.
After I finally got it all down, and sifted thru photos to put along with the words, and submitted it- come to find out- they forgot to tell me it only had to be between 500-600 words!!!
Microsoft Word tells me my article is 1380 words.......................words just fly when you're having fun!!!LOL
So, now, the great edit begins.....................
Two, or was it three (?), hours later...............the rewrite is complete!!!
It took another hour later that night, for D/H to re-size all the photos - again- because I did my rewrite on a draft, not the final I had submitted (oops), where all the photos were properly sized and placed.....sigh....(we are still learning the ins and outs of Photoshop!)
Trying very hard to cut my thoughts literally in HALF, and not lose the content of the story, I found it is easier said than done!!!!
I told Florence I much prefer proof reading over editing. She much prefers a glass of wine over either!!!!! Funny Florence - I now see your point!!!
I managed to winnow the words down from 1380 to 634.............whew!
Discarding words is like .......killing a thought, a valuable thought! Maybe valuable only to me, but valuable, nonetheless!!!
After this, I know I do need a more comfortable chair for sitting in front of the computer.
What I really need is a new computer, or a laptop, hmmmmmm.
But, I am thrilled to have been asked to tell the story of the urbanites, had great fun hosting another year of campers, and am looking forward to writing more!!!!
Wait..................how many words is this????????????????????????????