What Would You Change?
“A woman is given the ability to go back in time and change one event in her life.” –From The Writer’s Book of Matches
The above was also printed in the latest issue of Writer’s Digest. It’s a prompt which leaves it wide open for the writer to explore, but it got me thinking. We’ve all made mistakes we’d like to correct. Particularly, when dealing with careers. Missed appointments. Mistakes in presentations. Offers you should have taken. Writers aren’t immune to such regrets.
I recently submitted a story to a contest and did so even though I wasn’t fully satisfied with it. I wanted to do more editing and story reconstruction. Unfortunately, time restraints prevented that from happening. This may have resulted in me not winning the contest. Then again, it might not have little to any effect on the judges opinion at all. This I will never know and choose not to dwell on. Though sometimes I wonder if I could change one event what would have happened. Would my writing be better? Or would the Butterfly Effect smack me in the face and turn everything disastrous?
What if you could change one little thing? What would it be? Do you think it would change your life for the better? Or worse?