Readers connect with characters they can relate to - characters that "do" things - like hunching their shoulders when they are tired or picking at their clothes when they are nervous. And this was the part of my problem. I was really good at saying the character felt blah, blah, blah. But that made for a mediocre reading experience. By showing how the character felt - using body movements, etc - the scene was transformed.
There are some really good sources to help us as we journey along our writing path. One of those sources is a favorite website called Writers Helping Writers. Becca Puglisi and Angela Ackerman are the masterminds behind this site and if you haven't visited - then click on the above link. You'll love it.
What resource have you found that has helped you with your writing?