My story Has gone Through So many Edits 13 To be exact If (You wanted to know) First ones Made After sharing With A trusted A well-respected Friend Offered Suggestions Guidance Direction Advice Edits Were done Were made Needed More support New eyes New perspective Forward Moving on To A published author I went Seeking Yearning Wanting To know more Take What has changed With A grain of salt Do what you want Just Her perspective She said Story line My feelings My emotions What is it I wanted The readers To Get out of it Some things I changed back Some things Stayed the same A New blend New mix On to Another friend New vision New sight Higher vocabulary Descriptive words Her perspective Did bring Beautiful It was Grateful for The supports The suggestions Ideas Still Not quite Me My story Needing Something different Something more Simplify Let it be Basic Yet Something Much Much More Compelling Inspiration Yes It did come At The most unusual Of times During quarantine Working from home At a distance While looking up Ideas For work For school Simply creative solutions I was finding The story line Evolved Changed Become So much more Than Once dream God He spoke through me Would you believe (I know I do!) Many things Fell into place Aligned Everything It felt so right Where Do I go? What Do I do now? He whispered The name A cousin Of mine Little Did I know At the time How critical How important This message This next step Would be Communication Across the country Each of us In different states I know The story Words written Speaks volumes A subtle Yet Powerful message Indeed My own Children Took time To look over To read To think about To perceive Many readers Many eyes Many lenses Thoughts and perspectives To get me To where And To whom it is I am today Still needing More edits Soon seeking Professionals In field To read To revise Create Reveal The beauty That is within Each word It does matter As In life Each of us We go Through Many changes Filled with Many words Phrases Sentences Chapters Each one having Many characters Plot twists Joys and laughter Losses Sadness Tears Happily ever afters Not to mention All kinds Of Punctuation too Periods Commas Colons Semi-colons Hyphens Don't Forget about The Marks You know what I mean Right Question Marks Exclamation Marks Quotation Marks Oh How I could Go on About writing About life Our lives Are edited By Ourselves Other people Experiences Places Most importantly Changing Becoming All that Our Author The Creator of Life Intends For us to be Like one With Him Thy Will be done My story Life stories Begins... Ends. With Him!