Overheard at the Wright Household

I finished the first draft of my “Sounding Brass” short story…but it is long and a bit meandering and needs a rewrite to tighten it up. While mulling over how to accomplish this, I mused aloud that I might try printing it out, highlight the lines I really like, then try rewriting so as to keep those lines and lose some that I did not highlight.

My twelve-year-old son patted me kindly on the shoulder and said:

“If you like your lines, you can keep your lines.”