|I just finished my first draft of Personal Demons. Oh, it needs work. It needs a ton of work. I have whole scenes to take out and new ones to write. Somewhere in the middle of the story, I lost focus and went somewhere that didn't work. I pulled back to the right path near the end, but I have to fix the places that are wrong. At least I know what they are, and I have renewed dedication to what has to be the central conflict in the story. |
But for now, I let it sit for a couple weeks before jumping back in.
For the first time, I didn't end the story with a sex scene. Okay, the regular story ends with a sex scene, but there's an epilog set a year later. And oh, I had to get out the tissues. I always feel like an idiot when I cry at my own stories, but if I can't make myself emotional how can I make the readers feel anything?