Saturday, February 13, 2010

Back to the Beginning

I won't say that I love my words, but I'll admit that I have a deeper affinity for some stories, passages, and chapters than others.

It shouldn't be so hard to move the previous first chapter of my WIP to the second chapter. It's not as if I deleted it. But I'm having a hard time warming up to the new first chapter, and I'm afraid it will show in my writing.

I sent the new first chapter to Kelley at Sterling editing. She knows the story, so she'll be in a good place to view it in the context of the whole story as well as how it works as the opening sequence. Can you tell how much I value this outside advice? She has no ego tied up in the work as I do, so she can be objective about it where I'm obviously having problems letting go.

Maybe it isn't love of my words. Maybe it's obsession. I need to get over it.