I finished “In the Queue” earlier this week, and I’ve discovered that I’m wonderful at beginnings but not so good at endings. The two reviews I’ve gotten about the ending of my story are a little discouraging. I am looking forward to seeing a little bit of what others have to say, however. Initially, I thought I’d take the first part of the criticism and work on the story further. The problem is that the criticism seems severe enough that I’m concerned “In the Queue” is going to need a lot more work than I initially suspected.
Editing is the hardest part of writing. I’m convinced of this. It’s the major reason why Phyrric is nowhere near being done, and it’s the reason the May 1st deadline freaks me out. I’m doing my best, but I can already tell that my planning skills will have to significantly improve if I’m ever to be worthy of calling myself a published author.
I hope that, one day, I’ll look back on these posts and smile. For now, I’ll just be terrified.