As I have mentioned before one of the great outcomes of attending workshops is connecting with people. As a result of attending a recent workshop I was invited to join a diverse and experienced writers group.
So yesterday I travelled three hours to meet with my group.
It was my turn to submit a work and have it critiqued. Now, the story had been workshopped already and it’s gone through 2 major redrafts. I was thinking that it was in fairly good shape.
And to some extent it was. I am very proud of the work done so far, although there seemed to be a niggling feeling, an intuition that something was missing.
And that my readers is the benefit of having a group of people who bring diverse talent and experience to the table. They were able to tease out and articulate options for fine turning the story into something that I can say “Yes I have done my best on this.”
So once more unto the breach…
I am giving myself a month to redraft and then I will start submitting. I think I have to state a deadline or the result will be for me to continually tinker with the story. I want memorable and believable characters, something that will immerse the reader. Something that will hopefully standout. It’s worth just a little more effort.
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