Dec 18, 2009, 2:57 PM
Post #611 of 710
Wanderingtree, thanks for you help!
Re: [taraberyl] Writing Sample
And, rue721, VERY valid point that you put rather gracefully. My two friends who aren't applying this but have graciously offered to read for me both honed in on a few points of clarity that were needed before it was finished. In my efforts to get those done, though, I am afraid I've gone through and butchered it by fixing it up wayyy too "neat and tidy". I saved a before and after, so perhaps I should just send it in as-is...thanks for giving me food for thought!
No offense, but maybe you're finding "problems" like this and feeling unproductive because you're actually finished? I have the tendency to "over-fix," too--and it has killed many a piece. If you can't let the stories go yet, maybe a beta-reader at least? Just a friendly thought from a fellow perfectionist :)