Today I have been looking back at old stories I started years ago and was having a gander through them. What shocked me was how badly they were written after working with editors for the past year I realise I know so much more now. Thank God no one has to see the crappy first attempts which I thought were so bloody good when I first started out - for those of you who were subject to my work in the beginning I can only apologise.
The worst thing in all of my earlier works that I am guilty of is HEAD HOPPING. Why I felt the need to be inside everyone's head all at the same time I have no clue as it makes re-tweaking a nightmare. But if I ever want these stories to see the light of day I have a lot of re-tweaking ahead of me.
Seriously I need a good critique group. I have two wonderful beta readers (Sue & Yoda) who put up with all my weirdness, and I have two great editors (Kimberly & Mark) who help me sort out the rest. Without them all I would still be a total mess.