I’ve tried to post an update for over a week but I haven’t had a chance.
If I had good news, maybe I would have found the time.
The truth is, I haven’t made the progress I hoped for. I’m writing and editing like crazy but I’m not really happy with the changes. I’ve had some great ideas but after implementing those ideas I ended up with more plot holes.
I’ve posted four chapters of my manuscript on Critique Circle. After weeding out the useless information, I’ve ended up with some really helpful advice AND the feedback I needed.
Of course, I only figure this out after spending a couple of days licking my wounds and finding my objectivity. 🙂
My point is, without posting chapter five, I already know I need to rewrite the beginning of my story. It seems my hero is creepy, and the first few chapters are somewhat unrealistic and slow. I predicted it may be a little slow and I also predicted that some of it may not be realistic (most romance novels aren’t realistic), but now I know for sure.
So I have something new to focus on. Rewriting the first five chapters—to start. Once this is done, I’ll resurface for air and figure out what to do next.