It's not that I can't sort out the edits that are needed, it's just that I've not got the same voice as I had then.
For the past eighteen months to two years I've been concentrating on my longer stories, and now have two first drafts.
Slipping into Serena Lake mode isn't that difficult, because writing a story set over 200 years ago requires a different mind-set and style of expression, as speech patterns and the meanings of many words and phrases used are very different to modern life.
Coming back to the first draft of my Nottinghamshire short novel I was back into that voice within an hour.
But now with the short story I can hear the differences in my current voice, to the one two years ago, and it's quite disconcerting.
I suppose it's part of developing as a writer, learning, and being open to trying different things.
So at the end of my unsatisfactory short story editing session I considered my choices.
a) Abandon the story completely and forget about it.
b) Carry on with the editing and hope it sorts itself out.
c) Rewrite the whole thing, keeping the good bits and taking out or adapting the bits I needed to edit anyway - and it will all be the current voice.
Obviously I chose c).
I know b) won't work, and the story deserves another chance before I resort to a).
While I'm rewriting it, I may actually lose the 300 odd words to get it down to the 1,000 word length...