...do you ever have difficulty working out the tone (or even genre) of a piece and if so, how do you work out what it should be? Ever started out writing a horror that turned into a comedy (or vice versa)? Started out with a nicely rambunctious sci-fi piece and accidentally written something pretty deep? A lot of my short stories I end up writing two or three different ways and really can't decide which I like best. I get part way through a draft and think, 'Aha! What I should do is...' and another bloody variant on the exact same story appears. The answer, I suspect, is 'write more and you'll get more of a feel for these things', or maybe just 'you need to know when to stop redrafting', but I'm asking anyway.