Hi Lisa, Ditto as to what Zara said. Critiques can be overwhelming. First drafts are overwhelming because all first drafts are less than perfect. I’ve learned to really love the feedback I get because the story in my head isn’t always clearly conveyed on paper (so to speak) and critique groups help to see where we’ve fallen a bit short or need to add something.
In the end though – it is your story. I really enjoyed the first two chapters. Are there some areas that may need a little work? Yes – it wouldn’t be a first draft otherwise. I often take several days to let the critiques sink in and then spend some time at my desk revising the story to be better – taking what I want from the critiques and leaving that which doesn’t feel like the story I’m creating. 🙂
Can’t wait to read more.
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