It’s an odd juxtaposition feeling hopefully optimistic while sitting on pins and needles. The first 2500 words of Chap 1 are in the hands of an agent awaiting feedback.
I could tell you all the things that are wrong with it in my own opinion, but I won’t. Instead, I’m going to focus on what I do like about it.
- Starting it closer to the inciting event gets to the conflict sooner.
- My husband was impressed that I was able to move the key elements around so this scene works as the opening to the novel.
- It no longer feels like a completely different novel from the first scene to the second.
- I got rid of some unimportant characters.
- I didn’t fail.
The sun is shining outside. Come what storms may this week, for now there is peace.