When you are writing humor, you always are asking yourself two questions. Is it really funny? And will other people get your humor? You just can't tell yourself. So, I'm sick and not up to working on my WIP. I still haven't been able to write chapter 3. Luckily, my deadline for turning this in since it's a Halloween story is not until May. Plenty of time though most likely I'll have it done before the New Year.
But, so I didn't feel like a total slug, I sent the two chapters I have to my mom to check out for me. She helps me edit my writing. And I was on cloud nine when I heard her laughing away. So, since she laughed I guess I accomplished making my story so far funny. Humor is by far the hardest thing to write because what one person finds funny, another person won't. I think, in the end, every one of us fears doing humor for that reason. But at some point, every single one of us attempts it and it's nice to know we succeeded.:-)
My last WIP was a much darker story. I won't go into it because I'm waiting on news about it, but though it's a work of fiction I used it as a sounding board for my own past, a kind of theraputic release. I knew when I started this current one that I needed something lighter and I'm really relieved that the fun and humor came through.