It's a litany of faith among writers to let a book 'lie' for a while after writing it before attempting edits. Much like my pot roast, I have a hard time waiting for the juice to settle. I usually dive right in and start cutting, gobbling bits down...
Excuse me. Just got hungry.
Ah, that's better. My point is not how delicious pot roast is. It's that I agree we need to let things lie a bit before we work on them. And I need to do that for my short stories as well as my novels.
Now, if a story is basically solid, I may just fix typos and fire it off to go and gather rejection letters. But if I need to tinker with structure, then the same novel-based rules should apply.