I had one of my writer’s groups today and I forgot about it until the last minute. Since I knew I was on the reading list, I quickly printed out a scene that I’d just shared with another writing group. I’d made their changes, so I could see if the changes worked…not a total cop-out.
I love big writing groups because of the different voices and opinions it provides…but sometimes those diverse opinions leave me scratching my head.
What can I say? You got it right!
This is OK writing, but you’re capable of more.
Everyone else seemed to think the scene worked and did what I needed it to. I agree with commenter two that the scene is not beauteous. It’s a workhorse scene as far as I’m concerned. It’s not supposed to be pretty. It’s not supposed to be deep. It has one job…to convey one piece of information. I can’t convey it any other scene.
I can see the end of the manuscript. And, boy do I want to get there. Am I just racing to the finish line without making every scene perfect? Or is it OK to have a scene that isn’t layered and deep and more?