Ok, what can I say about the critique *laughs hysterically*
If I just say that it looks like 65,000 words will be going in the bin within the next couple of days does that indicate what they thought? (a metaphorical bin of course!)
Seriously, I knew it was a mess, which was why I decided to use that piece. I just didn’t realise how much of a mess it was
I knew I’d tied myself up in knots, I knew that was why I hadn’t been able to come up with an ending, but, what I was hoping was that I could tinker with it, make it better. What I didn’t expect was to find that the general consensus is/was to start from scratch!
A different angle, a different POV, don’t start with the suicide, in fact, don’t kill him off….WOAH! Concentrate on one aspect of the story and forget the rest! OMFG!!!!!!! I WAS NOT EXPECTING THAT!
So now what? Complete restructuring that’s what! A completely new novel really, only using the same characters and only part of the original plot line *slumps*
I don’t know if I have the energy!
Don’t get me wrong, everyone was helpful and sympathetic, but I came away thinking perhaps I’m not cut out for this, and what the hell am I doing in this class? Be prepared for a major self pity trip post on IWSD next month, honestly
I went for a Spa day today. I was going to cancel because all I wanted to do was sit in my jim jams, drink hot chocolate and sulk lol. But, I made the effort, went, and had my nails painted. I went for a walk and contemplated stuff. It was a nice day
I’m signing out with Edwin Collins
I need to think……