This is my fourth attempt, and I intend to finish it this time. I suddenly got the urge to try again earlier tonight, and made a rough draft of the very beginning. My issue is, I generally get 10 or 12 chapters into a novel, and get stuck on where to go from there. I don't like having an ending pre-planned, I feel like it limits the places my story can go, but many tell me that's my main problem. But I simply can't do it, I wouldn't feel like I did the best I could do if I had.
In any case, I'd like to share this very small part I've completed. I haven't even started the first chapter yet, and to be completely honest, I only have a very, very incomplete idea of the outline and basic story.
But I'd like to see if I've done OK so far, see if it's needs more detail, or less, and what have you. Criticism greatly appreciated! Thanks for your time.
EDIT: Forgive the spacing and paragraph issues, my text doesn't quite copy over correctly from my document to this post for some reason.
Edited by Abstract, 20 August 2012 - 03:19 AM.