Untethered

Every great story has a beginning.
Before it sees the shelves...
Before it touches paper...
Before the editor's notes and the endless submissions...
Before the revisions and the copyediting...
Before the drafts...
Story.doc
Story-v2.doc
Story-v3.doc
Story-v4.doc
Story-v5.doc
StoryFinal.doc
StoryEdited.doc
StoryLastEdit.doc
StoryEditedAgain.doc
after draft...
StoryLastEditThisTime.doc
StoryFINAL.doc
StoryFINAL-v2.doc
StoryFINAL-v3.doc
StoryFINAL-v4.doc
StoryFINAL(SERIOUSLY).doc
StoryFINAL(SERIOUSLY)-v2.doc
StoryAbosoluteFINAL.doc
Story_I_hate_my_life.doc
after draft...
There is only the idea...
...and the desire to bring it to life.

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