Like dialogue, voice, pacing and info dump.
I'm pretty sure my book is going to be a paragraph long when I get through making all the changes that need to be made.
Boy meets girl. They fall in love. They have conflict. They get over conflict. They live happily ever after. The end.
See. That's about all that's left.
I might even have to remove The end since it's implied.
My emotions get the better of me too.
I embrace making the changes. Yes, this will make the story better.
Then I get angry while I make them. Why should I have to change this? This is exactly what I wanted to say or how I wanted to say it!
And I get upset with the other class members. They post great stuff or great questions and I'm having trouble absorbing the damn lessons to begin with.
It truly is a great class though. The writing tools that I am learning will make a huge difference in my writing.
If I let them.
I am admitting to the world that I watched Teen Wolf on MTV. It's not bad. Not great but the characters are interesting and its holding my attention. Plus the guys are kinda hot. Not Nathan Fillion hot or Alex O’Loughlin hot or even Ryan Reynolds hot but, hey, few are. Actually the sidekick is my favorite character. He kind of steals the show.
Off to do more homework.
Important tip from class: Ms. James tells us to read our work aloud. It's a great way to catch mistakes or awkward dialogue.