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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.
How to you find time? BusyMomsWrite

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Comment by Marcia Fowler on December 1, 2013 at 10:42am

Thanks, Janice. As you say, even having written a single rough draft is a big accomplishment. Thankfully, I enjoy writing and learning, so I don't mind having to rewrite (well, don't mind too much).

Comment by Janice Perry on November 30, 2013 at 8:52pm

Marcia,

Being able to find the time and focus to put together a whole chapter is an accomplishment in it's own right (regardless of the feedback). Sometimes when I sit and write, I do so without the boundaries of wondering if what I am writing is good or not, later I revisit the passage, possibly scrap 90 percent of it, but I still have the 10 percent left as a great jumping off point for re-writing.

I am sure your next go at that first chapter will yield something you are proud of.

Janice

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