My blog break will soon be over! I have been working on a short story to send to a publisher. This is my second time going after short stories. I tried this time last year and failed miserably. One friend who edited for me gave me a glimmer of hope. She pointed out a section of the story that was very good and told me I needed to do more of what I did in that section throughout the entire story. I thought about what she wrote in the editing comments. I asked myself, “what was I thinking of when I wrote this section?” One thing seemed to stand out: patience. I seemed to be relaxed and I seemed to be patient during the write up if that section where I showed the reader what went on in the room rather than tell the reader what went on. I will try that short story again and send it to the publisher by November 30th. After that…more blog posts!!!