Something to Hold on to

So I got really busy this morning and now I’m late posting this, but I’m still working on the novel a bunch so I’m just going to keep it brief today.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how descriptive I need to be in my writing. Since it’s from my protag’s POV, I’ve taken the liberty to say “maybe she doesn’t notice X thing” but it’s there. Or to say something like “that’s not something she would particularly care about.” And I guess I’m starting to worry that maybe that’s not the best mindset to have?

Not to say that I’m going to start all over and fill the novel to the brim with overly descriptive fluff because I have no intention of doing so. I really just go with the bare bones descriptions unless it’s something important. I’ve always thought that that was the best method, ya know, like don’t give the reader something to hold onto unless it matters in the grand scheme of things.

I don’t know why exactly I’m doubting myself all of a sudden, because when I think about it, I’m sure this is the correct path. But I’m also thinking about it from the standpoint of the writer not the reader. And I’ll be honest, I don’t read a whole lot. Not as much as you’d probably think. The whole thing is really just an afterthought. I think I’m more or less confident and comfortable with my writing style but I believe this may just be something I revisit in other projects.

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