Wednesday, March 28, 2007


I got some great feedback from my mentor recently. She's still not one
for doling out praise, but I could tell that she liked my new work (and
annotations--thanksMISers !) much better than my last.

I still have a lot of character development to do. That's one thing I find hard about writing a new story every month--I feel like there's just not enough time to
get to know the character. I guess that's what revision is for.

My mentor also said something that I imagine an astute shrink could also
say about me: "You tend to beat around the bush at dramatic moments."
Yup. That's me. Crouching under the bed to avoid emotionally difficult
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Repeater said...

That's excellent that you're getting good feedback from her- so glad to hear it's working out for you. That's a great critique, too- At least you can both recognize the problem- first step, yes?

FatCharlatan said...

I agree with Repeater...I think the main challenge of self-editing and revision is knowing what to look for and what to revise.

I also agree with you, Bug, in that it's hard sending new work every month. Some of the essays I send out I KNOW aren't ready to be read, but I have to send them because of the deadline. It's frustrating.

Congrats on the CAs--glad she liked 'em.

TI said...

That's great, Bug. I'm glad she liked the CAs. Maybe with the challenge put to you so directly, you'll be able to stare down the dramatic moments head on.

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