Sunday, June 28, 2009

It has been a good week...

I have spent much of the week tweaking the first chapter, largely to make it flow better with my current style, but also to fix a few errors. I'll spent today on it more, and I'm usually good for 3 -4 hours of work on it before my mind becomes addled. :)

I've ripped out quite a bit of exposition from Chapter 1 because it simply retells a story already told by others (e.g. Edith Hamilton). I chose to begin in medias res because it makes more sense to jump into the story there and later put pieces of the original ms in there. It is said that the first five pages make or break a book, so I am hoping that mine make it work. The reader will have much to piece together as the story unfolds.

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