In my experience editors tend to say they want my story and by the time I’m done making all the edits and revisions they want it no longer feels like my story and it makes me sad. That seems to be the standard norm with all the publications I’ve worked with.

The one thing I love most about writing is the freedom to write and publishing takes that freedom away. That’s why I also stated or perhaps it’s just not for me. I know there are tons of writers who love being published.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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