I got published for the very first time, and it was totally not what I expected.
First of all, here is the story. It’s in Hebrew, and it’s a lighthearted story about changing your route when life takes you by surprise:
Now about the process: it was tough but exhilarating to work with an editor for the first time. The editor asked me to change a major part of the story, which ended up in me choosing to rewrite most of the story from scratch. The resulting story is much better than the original, so it was worth the effort. It also taught me a lot about the editing process and what I need to focus on in my work to make it connect better with readers. So apparently it helped me change my writing course, not just my characters.