So, I’ve rewritten the dental hygienist story. Here’s the opening:
She arrives early, earlier than she needs to. Before the receptionist with the nasal whine and poor choices in sweaters.
Does it get your attention? I’m not sure I like “poor choices in sweaters,” but I’m on my fifth revision of the story, and I’m getting bored. Is that what happens? We write and write until we can’t stand it anymore?
That said, I love the class. I”ve learned so much about fiction and story-telling. I’ve been neglecting my poetry in the process, though, so after the class ends next week, I’ll pull out some works-in-progress and see what I can do.
Back to work….