As I mentioned earlier, my novel revisions felt solid for the first time. My writing group this past Monday buoyed me, confirming my belief. The members’ enthusiasm was heartening. Their criticism, more importantly, were ever insightful. All but one character was vivid and relatable. Even the one I had the most difficulty portraying, the rake Michael, was clear.
Malcolm, on the other hand, was too distant, too much of a cold fish. He is a cerebral guy. I will need to warm him up on another pass.
But I forge ahead. In fact, I am ahead. I have new chapters ready for them and a few more for the meeting after that. Hopefully I can keep this up and have a complete manuscript in a few months.
How’s your writing going?