I find it very difficult to write a short story. I want to include everything! But since the theme was second chances, Missy and Noah knew each other. That made the story line a bit easier.
So now I'm off to edit and for the first time, I'm going send a story to a professional editor before sending it to the anthology coordinator.
I'm most excited about my plans for this story though. I'm going to add to it, change the title and this short story will end up as a novella, probably between 20,000 - 30,000 words and will kick off a new sweet, small town romance series. I'm thinking all the stories in this new series will be novellas of about that same length. I want the covers and titles to coordinate as well.
And yes, I'm going to shop for a new publisher for this series. My Windy City Nights series will stay with Evernight Publishing as long as they'll have me.