Well, after several days of frantic writing, deleting, rewriting, editing, teeth gnashing, and chest beating, I have managed to work my 6400 word short story submission piece for the “Explorers …” anthology edited down to under the 5k limit.  Better yet, after even more editing & polish, I can now manage to read through it without gagging!

I’m beginning to think I may actually end up with something worth submitting before the December 31 deadline. Of course, once submitted, I may have to change my identity to avoid public ridicule, but hey – if you never try, you never know. Right?  😕

Wish me luck.