I’ve been working on my story. I get to chapter seven and I have the outline of what I want in my head. “Suzanne comes home and needs to talk to her parents about her ex getting out of prison and showing up.”
Her parents run a general store in a small town and live in the apt. above it.
I get stuck trying to write a description of the store. Too much or too little… woof. I skip it for now after a week.
I get stuck trying to write a description of their apartment. Then, I think I write too much.
The dialog hangs me up… even thought I pretty much know what I want to say.
I set a deadline because I want to read this chapter at my critique group.
I rush it to finish and try a couple of new things. I have no time to review it, wife had no time to review. I go to critique with trepidation, my dog. Not really my dog.
I mean to explain to everyone that this is a first draft… but I get nervous and forget.
I read, stumbling over parts I feel badly need fixing. I almost feel embarrassed.
I finish and wait for the flak.
General trend of critique… best chapter I’ve read so far…
What should I take from this?