Since my creativity seems to be taking a snooze somewhere in the back of my skull, I have been amusing myself by reading Miss Snark (see the link under my Blogs I Read list). Most specifically, I have been reading up on the submission projects she has offered in the past.
And honestly, looking at what she has told other people, my first chapter sucks. And, as I look at it, it really DOES! Off to rewrite it!
Contrary to what you might expect, this actually makes me feel good. I am proud of myself that I can recognize what parts of my writing need work, and even better, make the adjustments without struggling over it. It won't help me finish the stupid thing any faster, but maybe when I DO get around to sending out queries, I won't embarrass myself overly much.