I really shouldn't post this. But this blog is about my writing journey--the good and the bad.
A few weeks ago, I mentioned that I tried to write my first book about ten years ago--without a computer--without benefit of any writing books--without all my blogging helpers and critique partners.
I was digging around in my files and found some of the original pages. Horror.
I will share with you just one short paragraph:
"Is that all you ever think about?" Nathan surprised himself for the way he blurted out his question. Amy could see instant disbelief and hurt flood his features and she swallowed hard, regretting immediately how tactless she had been again. Nathan shoved his chair back, and stood none too gently. Placing his napkin on his plate, he picked up the bill and tossed it on her plate. "I hope you remember your promise". With one last contemptuous look cast her way, Nathan stalked out of the restaurant leaving a very dismayed Amy in his wake.
Pretty bad, huh? I know. Made me understand why it was rejected. Too many common writing errors. Change in POV, bad punctuation, poor adjectives and more.
Have you looked back at some of your earlier writing? What do you dislike most about it?