I’ve been pattering away on the keyboard for the past few days trying to see if I have what it takes to engage with a reader. I can’t help thinking I’m a novice I have no idea what I’m doing and that I’m not structuring sentences properly and perhaps for my own good, I should stop before wasting any more of my time. I would like someone to have a read of my early draft and tell me where I’m going wrong. I know I need to use dialogue to pick up the pace and that perhaps I’m telling too much and not showing quite enough to engage with the reader.
Still, as I say its very early days so I’m trying to be realistic and not beat myself up too much as I’ve only just started down this path. Can I post 1000 words to the crime/thriller section to get some feedback?