Some days, it’s just overwhelming. There’s too much to remember. Too many techniques.
Is the pace right?
Does the scene turn?
What’s the character’s motivation?
Is my first line punchy enough?
Is my dialogue boring?
Too many ‘said’s. Too many adverbs. Too many adjectives.
Too much detail
Not enough detail
Are my minor characters too quirky?
What about the internal motivation?
Does it make sense?
Don’t worry about the sentence. Worry about the story.
But that sentence is clumsy.
Is my main character changing enough?
Is it cliched? Is it derivative?
Am I wasting my time?