I thought the third draft was ready to pitch to agents until I heard from the last of my beta readers, the awesome young adult fantasy writer, Sidney Nesti. During our years together in a critique group, Sidney proved to be my sharpest critic, so I was thrilled (gulp!) when she offered to review Tell On You and give me her feedback.
So now I’m in the midst of surgery here.
I’ve been resequencing the opening chapters, writing new chapters, scrapping existing chapters. There’s blood all over the place. Fellow writers, is there anything harder than killing our darlings? Anything that demands more courage?
Sorry to whine.
All I can hope for are two things. That this latest rewrite puts the shine on the diamond. And that starting the next novel won’t feel so hard after this.
I feel better. Thanks for listening.