Monday, July 20, 2009

Opening Chapters & Awesome CPs!

Well I hope blogger has got over its hissy fit of the weekend! Thank you to everyone who hopped over to MySpace to read the interview with Susan.

I've just started a new book, and as always the first chapter is tying me up in knots. I'm never exactly sure when I should start. Usually it's too soon and I end up chopping heaps in the numerous read throughs, but lately I seem to have been starting too late in the story.

Anyway, I sent off the first two chapters to my CPs, knowing there was something a bit off, but unable to put my finger on it. Thankfully, as always, they came through like the sterling troopers they are and sent me back to the keyboard with strict instructions to up the angst factor!

Of course!!! That was it. I hadn't shown the tortured soul of my hero, even though it was all there but for some mad reason I had forgotten to pour it onto the page/screen. I don't know what I was thinking but I do know one thing. Thank god for the Witches!!!


Helen Hardt said...

CPs can be life savers ;).

Kaye Manro said...

Wow, I know exactly what you mean. We can miss the simple things-- like what the heck is the matter with my hero? Agreed-- thanks for great CPs everywhere!

Emma Lai said...

CPs are great!

Shelley Munro said...

Opening chapters are definitely tricky. Good CP's are worth their weight in gold. :)