Clarion Story #2

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Well, I finally got my second Clarion story rewritten and ready to send off. “Sweet is the Sting of Memory” is ready to go to F&SF today. I'd actually started working on this after Clarion first, but I needed to get Cirque wrapped up to send off to the DAW anthology. This story took quite a bit of working, too. I noticed on a reply to one of 's LJ comments that this is my new, post-Clarion editor at work. I can only say I hope it gets easier. On the one hand, it's why I went to Clarion: to get a better editorial eye. But on the other hand, it's kind of discouraging because at times I don't feel up to the task. I feel like something's wrong with the story, and I can sort of point my finger at it, but I'm not at all sure that the solution I come up with is a good one. Self-confidence issues, obviously. I guess after writing more stories and seeing how well they're accepted I'll start to find my way more easily. Here's hoping…