Watching their development stage by stage, I feel a metaphor coming on. Writing a story can begin with a confused bundle of small ideas that gradually grow and become more distinct until (hopefully) it flies. My very first piece of fiction writing began like that, some years ago. I submitted the original for feedback from a professional writers’ organisation, after which, following much editing and resulting re-shaping, it was my first entry for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme in 2010. After yet more work it was at last accepted for publication in 2015, so the whole process took a little longer than the 17 days from hatching to flying by the next generation of mistle thrushes.
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