I printed out the first chapter of my NaNoWriMo project yesterday, with the intention of giving it a read and an edit. This is quite possibly the scariest thing in the world to me. I absolutely hate reading stuff I have written. So, I read the first couple paragraphs and then told myself I would read it later. I never got back to it. Ugh.
My wife, however, did read the whole thing. I’m not sure if she liked it or not. It definitely kept her attention. One of her comments was that it was more normal than she thought it would be. I had been telling her about wizards and fairies and dragons, but for the first chapter I wanted to let the reader know that all of that was taking place in a world like ours. Mission accomplished.
My wife told me that she liked it and wouldn’t change anything. She usually catches typos and amazingly there was only one. I’m just glad someone other than myself was able to read Chapter 1, and I’m thankful to her that she always seems enthusiastic to do so.
Anyhow, I’ll try to read Chapter 1 again today. I need to get past this phobia. Am I the only one like this?