When you think you've arrived, you haven't.
Well, here I am feeling more frustrated, inadaquate and way out of my league. I took a 4 week course through Sisters in Crime on Scene Creation. While I have learned a lot, I also learned how much more I need to know. I suppose that could be a good thing but it's also very frustrating.
I did receive some positive feedback from a few of my scene assignments but overall this manuscript is not ready. Which I did know but I so excited to have finished my story that I thought I was done.
I'm not going to stop, I'm not going to quite, because I have a story in my head that I'm going to get out. It may not be for everyone but I have to remember, I'm writing for me.
Here's a little funny I can now share. I wouldn't have the day I wrote it and received my critique but now it's kind of funny.
Lesson: Prologue, you know the small section in the front of the book that entices people to buy the book and read more. I wrote from the voice of the victim, you know the dead guy. He's has no other role in the story but to end up dead and my main character finds him. I was very pleased with what I wrote. I felt like the reader would have a slight connection with this poor dead leading man.
So what was wrong. In the last line of my awesome prologue, I give away the killers name. Yep, I couldn't believe I didn't see that when I was writing it. That was a I quit moment.
Thankfully those never last. If anyones reading this, I hope you got a chuckle.
If there's a story inside of you, let it out. Have a great day!