Last week I spent a lot of time working on my story about Shane and Jacqui Creepingbear’s brewery. Sarah was pushing me to do an edit but I was resisting. I wanted to feel really solid with what I had before I played it for her, but I was also feeling pretty stuck. When you work on a story for a long time it can be hard to take a step back and see the whole thing. On Friday she finally got me to do an edit.
I found out that edits are where the work and learning really happens. And you should not fear them! One of the best things you can do when feeling stuck on a story is to play what you have for someone else. Pay attention to where they seem interested and where they don’t. My script was covered in marks by the end of it, but it was very helpful.
Round two next week. Can’t believe that Community Voices will be over in only sixteen days! I’m really looking forward to hearing everyone’s completed stories.