WORDS MY FATHER NEVER SPOKE
It's funny, you write and I see, vividly, the scene. Things you haven't written are clear, somehow.
It's very cool and grounds the story. They are hard to read because of it, though.
I guess I wallow in my own life's miseries--but the strong emotion of it is fuel enough to get it to emerge in prose.
I've tried writing other things, but it's ditch digging for me. Real work. When I write personal experiences it flows. Usually, a story of this length won't take longer than 3 hours.
I'm written out right now. I need to recharge my batteries. . .