I need to go to writers’ group more often. Not only are these nice people that I enjoy hanging out with, but they have a knack for finding what’s wrong with a piece of work very quickly.
I’ve been rewriting the same damn two chapters for the last two weeks, and when I read them today the group was like UM YEAH WAAYY TOO MUCH BACKSTORY. TELL US WHO SHE IS THERE TO SPY ON, WHY, AND HOW SHE’S DOING IT. GET TO THE POINT MY FRIEND.
That’s when I realized I’d wasted two weeks polishing a turd. Now that I know I can take a new angle. But I could have figured this out a week ago if I’d been attending writers’ group.