Ah, the beginning of a new week. I had a wonderful meeting with my critique partner, and I am still trying things out for my first chapter. It's worth it to get this one right. Once I do, the rest of the revisions will be, for a while, smooth sailing. I'm trying to tell myself that this will just take as long as it takes.
I just have to give one more big shout-out to my writing partner, R. Even when the critique is a tough one, I always leave our meetings fired up about my novel. He is a magician.
So, let me know what your goals are. I would love to live vicariously through someone who is actually hitting big word counts, or making tons of progress, while I sit and figure this first chapter out.