Don’t waste too much time filling out the character description, let them come to life on the page. The character will let you know what they like or dislike.
World building is by far one of the most magical moments that take form before putting pen to paper. It is an ever evolving beast that runs with the tide of the story and grows with every step. Without it the story would be a mere shadow of its former self, add too much and the damage can be catastrophic. The intertwining link between the two plays out like a lover’s embrace, and when done well brings a world of delight to the reader.
There are several things in life for which no amount of preparation will match the actual task, editing is one of these. Make it as much fun as possible because one edit is not enough.
The first draft of a manuscript lies in the midst of a great journey. What you do next will make all the difference.
Point of View
Nothing can break a reader’s attention quicker than a change in the point of view. Tread very carefully when adding more than one, and make sure it is necessary for the story. No amount of revision will smooth out a piece of writing, when a point of view is in the wrong place.
Writing a short story is a style all of its own.