i'm attempting to write a novel. some days, i love it. everything sounds perfect to me, and i get giddy about it. some days.. more often than not, i absolutely cannot stand it. i read what i have and it just sounds so terrible to me, and i end up closing Word and walking away from my computer. i then go for days without looking at it again. i've had this problem since the beginning. love/hate. so i planned on posting it here for a critique, because an outside viewpoint would be incredibly helpful for me. it would either validate or nullify my negative thoughts about what i'm doing. the only problem is that i want to post the entire opening because the ending of this opening scene is where, i think, it gets good. i believe you guys would call it "the hook" blah blah blah. long story short- i want to post the *finished* opening for critiquing because i believe not doing so would be selling my writing short, problem is.. i can't finish the opening because i mostly think it's garbage, which is why i want to post it in the first place. it's a vicious cycle. lol halp? my apologies if this was incoherent. it's 4am and i'm too exhausted to properly convey thought through text.