I’ll be honest. Today I’m stalling. I’m ready to hit Publish on my new Holiday Horror story “President’s Day”. But I like this story so much, I don’t want it to go up until it’s as good as it can be. The thing is, I think it IS as good as it can be. I’ve spent months working on this story, and that’s just the editing. It’s on its 6th draft. I haven’t done a 6th draft of anything in years.
But I really truly believe in this story and there’s a part of my that is afraid to put it out just yet.
I know I HAVE to. I set a deadline, after all, in my newsletter. I told the world when I was publishing this story, no later than Monday, Memorial Day. And I did that on purpose, so I couldn’t back out.
And while that does give me another 2 days to fret over every little detail, I 1) already know it’s good and ready to go and 2) would really like to have a link I can put in this week’s newsletter which comes out TOMORROW. So I really really really need to hit Publish on this thing TODAY.
Alright, fine. I’m doing it. Next time you see me here, I’ll have a brand new story for the world, an homage to my beloved 80s slasher flicks, set in a hardware store, where there are LOTS of things to kill people with. Forget Halloween or Friday the 13th, there’s a new killer holiday in town and it’s President’s Day!