Re: Posting a synopsis for critique
Some people treat their first drafts like a trip to a forest without any map. Occasionally you walk for a good mile or so before you realize you can't get any farther. After that, you just set off in a different direction. If you find yourself written into a corner, just ignore it and move to the next scene. Maybe take some notes of what the problem is, some general ideas of how you want to fix it, but stopping to do massive edits breaks the flow of the rough draft and more importantly, your attempts to write that critical first novel.