No, I take that back. I can see my setting well enough, but
My boss read the first six pages of my story the other day. He told me he liked it, but he mentioned he could've used a bit more description. Colleagues of mine had read the same pages three months earlier and some of their comments said the description of the antiques shop was too much. They recommended that I cut some to keep the pace of the story moving along.
Cut? Add? Embellish? Strip down? Who's to say which is correct?
My current crit group has pointed out a few scenes where they don't have a solid picture in their mind of how something looks. The fancy boarding school, the creepy monsters, they all kind of seem "blurry." Time to thumb through my thesaurus and find strong adjectives to add. And there's nothing wrong with taking a few sentences to set the scene. It's when you come across four or five pages of exact detail that the reader starts to twitch.
So, picture this if you will. A girl in her mid-30s spending the weekend bowling, eating chocolate, laughing, and making her nephews sick on mass amounts of Easter candy. I can't wait.
If you're celebrating this weekend with family and friends, I hope you enjoy.