I have a fabulous writer's group. I wouldn't be able to write without them
The comments they had about my first draft of my first chapter were basically, it stunk.
They didn't say it in those particular words. They're extremely knowledgeable about writing and they're really nice people. Instead, they used phrases like, don't tell, show. Or, think about the story arc. Honest hints that I need to start my chapter over. And they are right.
I keep in mind what writer Meg Wolister says, "I look forward to starting my next novel. At the beginning, there are so many possibilities" Oprah magazine, May 2013
And it is exciting, isn't it? I love thinking up characters, deciding what they can do and where they'll go. And best of all, these characters will listen to you, unlike your own kids.
So, I feel my first chapter of 600 words (it's and early reader chapter book)is awful and needs to be deleted. I need a chapter that starts without the, Caw Caw of the seagulls and a chapter that doesn't start with two characters waking up. Fiction is still new to me. It's hard with so many choices.
I'm looking forward to changing my story. But I'm also looking forward to being with my kids today. The juggle of finding chunks of time to focus on writing is what being a busy mom is about.
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