Phew. It took eight days to finish the first draft of chapter one. There are parts I’m pleased with, and other parts I feel are weak. However, I need to move one to chapter two. I read the entire first chapter to my wife last night. She didn’t fall asleep, check. She was able to track the characters, check. She wasn’t clear about a couple of things. It was because the writing wasn’t clear enough. I will read part of it to my reading group this afternoon. I will comment this draft with my wife’s and my writing group’s comments, put the chapter back into Scrivener, and move along to chapter two.
Note to self: leave this draft alone for now!