And now, my own review of my own writing, after all, I will be my own worst critic.
Critique numero uno: I am not a man of paptience, and I fear this may hinder my goal of publication within the year. Over the course of last week I a made an effort to work on my little piece at least once a day. I really put some effort into the whole idea of putting some effort into this project. As the week went on, I realized I am so used to writing "just the facts" I was getting impatient with the whole story process because I wanted to get to the meat of the story faster than I was.
Details, details. Really? I know, that's one of the main points of these writing exercises. Details. Its about telling a story. One of the worst parts about this whole "Flat On My Back" story is there is when I got to the end of the story I really didn't have much to say about it. Isn't that rediculous? So I need to be a little more particular about my choice of story material. Another aspect of this simple story was the end was really the end. There was nothing more to say. I couldn't even come up with anything to make it an open ended story. I felt as though I reached the climax of my story and when all was said and done and I was out of breath, I really just fealt disappointment.
Now, on top of that, I purposefully chose not to edit the whole thing. I read in a number of places editing is a writer's worst enemy. And as I was typing I had to fight the urge to go back, re-read, and make changes. And while this is supposed to be good for the writer, I found it irritating more than anything else. I have only re-read my last entry once. I can see a few places where I would have made a change or two. So in my next installlment I intend to do a small amount editing in order to better to get my point across.
We'll see how that goes.
So, I'll be starting my next peice tomorrow. In it, I will attempt to delve into my facination with SCUBA diving and the underwater world. I should be able to be a little more open at the end, as its more of a continuing story rather than a single event.
Stay tuned for more.