I had toyed with the idea of reediting this story based on some of the criticisms this story attracted, but in truth, and perhaps this might sound lazy, but I really can’t think of anything else I could do with it to expand or to fix. I like it the way it is. It’s not a perfect story. But I am proud of it nonetheless, and I’d like to preserve what I thought/felt/and wrote two years ago. You compare this story to Now Seating…, Emotions, and even the story I am currently working on, you will notice how much I’ve improved. That’s the real reason why I don’t wish to fix or change anything from this story.
When I first published this piece on Amazon, I had paired Wastin’ Away with Journeyman (a story you could read in the Livin’ the Dream…short story collection on Amazon). I thought it would be a good pairing. I guess some double-features don’t blend well together. So I decided to take that story out, and add a very short story called Tranquility, which is meant to be a prequel to Wastin’ Away. I was fascinated with how Jimmy Buffett created Margaritaville. Eventually, I intend to write a third Wastin’ Away story.
I also added a preview here of my current writing project I am working on called \m/, which I hope to be done with by the end of this summer."