Brief history: A year or so ago, I took Fiction Writing I with a teacher, and I gave her (and the others for critique) a draft of my Colonial mystery. Looking back at it now, I think it's a pile of crap, with little description and lots of talking with no direction. I gave her two other drafts of different stories for review and, looking back, I see now that they, too, are peices of crap. I regret giving her those drafts. I want to take Fiction Writing II with her to show that I have improved, that I'm better than I was when she last saw me. And, most importantly, I can complete a first chapter and give her a second, fully complete chapter. But I'm afraid to, because I feel that she thinks I'm an idiot. I know that's not what she said to me, but I want to give her a new version of the Colonial mystery, this time better written with a full first chapter. But...does she want it? Should I do it? I'm torn between wanting to show her that I've changed by giving her a new version of something I've already shown her, and this time, telling her that I will give her a full second chapter to critique. Yet, I feel ashamed and embarrassed, because I think she thinks I don't know how to do descriptive scenes and write full first chapters. Advice, fellow writers??