Monday, October 20, 2008
I was reading through the first chapter of Madison and realized that the first five pages felt more like good character development than story. It also helped to have this gently pointed out to me recently. So I spent today rereading the chapter and seeing what I wanted to keep and what needed to be cut--and (big sigh here) what needed to be improved. I remind myself that this is good; this is making the story stronger, better. This also means another careful look at the entire manuscript again. I refuse to dwell.