Going to work on novel more now that I quit the little part time job that took over my life with a deregulated schedule.
Received my critique back, main problems:
1. Need to establish main character’s basic positive personality before he becomes a victim for the whole book.
2. Still having issues with Point of View. I had a third person narrator who followed the main character around, but morphs too often into omniscient. Does draft four need to become omniscient? Or can I write in things that seem to come from other characters so that Felix can see it more? Thought I had done the second option already.
3. Repetition, and in trying to make up for the apparent lack of internal dialogue in earlier drafts, I overwrote his emotions in this draft. My male readers did not have the same trouble with the earlier issue as my female readers. I am thinking return to the internal motivations being less told, more shown.
Writing is hard.
And I am still actively seeking different employment. We’ll see how it works out. Received a couple of tips to whip out a few romances to support my children’s book.
Maybe….but I don’t want to get too distracted….