Friday, November 16, 2012

EDITING AND CHAPTER 1

I have printed my full manuscript and I am slowly but surely working my through it. The editing is going well and I am even enjoying it. Surprise, surprise, I know. I think it is probably because there is no rush with this book, as it is the second book of my Immortal series. The first book is currently with my agent.

I have had a great idea for the third book in the series, but when I went to sit at my computer, I had a bit of a hard time writing the first chapter. I always find writing the first chapter of a novel to be the hardest thing. I find it hard as I never really know where to begin and how much information tends to be too much. I know that I have to get the reader's attention from the get go, but I don't want to confuse anyone either. I think I have to check out the first chapter of my favorite novels and see how the professionals did it.


3 comments :

  1. Doesn't it feel great to print it out and see the volume of your work? I do the same thing after finishing a draft. Makes the first read easy on the eyes. :)

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  2. So glad you're enjoying the editing process. Just write notes for the third book if the start is alluding you. You've got enough to do with the revisions. You might find, when you get to the end of the second book, the third just falls from your fingers :-)

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  3. David P. King - I definitely agree. It has made a huge difference.

    Annalisa - Thank you, this sounds like a brilliant plan. You are the best.

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