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I wrote a solid 4,000 words yesterday.  I sat down and said to myself, no more excuses, just do it.  And I did.  And then I had an insane headache!  I guess I do get eyestrain, but I didn’t realize it until I stared at the computer for nearly 6 hours straight.  However, the book is coming along well.

After I was done for the day, and ready to move on to app building, I realized something.  I sort of flew through the narrative as if the reader would understand all of my medical terminology.  Many may not.  I also think I need to elaborate on the setting a bit.  For instance, in certain scenes, I know who was there with me and I breezed through writing it.  In hindsight, I realize the reader would no idea who was there unless I share that with them.  It sounds like that would be intuitive and obvious, however, never having taken a writing class it doesn’t exactly come naturally to me.  

I recognize that writers need to write in their own style with their own voices.  But after some reflection it has become clear that the reader’s perspective always has to be taken into account.  Today I will go back through what I have written and look at it with fresh eyes.

Caitlin