So in my last post I said I was ready. I really thought I was. There is only one problem. A friend of mine has read my manuscript two times and loved it. The only problem? She did not like my first chapter.
But it is only the first chapter you send to agents and if the agents don’t like it… picture me dragging my thumb across my neck while my eyes bulge out and I make a choking, gagging sound. The first chapters sets up the whole book and I am trying to figure out what to do with the essential information in them. So… I have three options.
1- I can leave it as it and send it to agents crossing my fingers they will like it.
2- I can completely rewrite it. I do have some ideas about this.
3- I had an idea to keep the essential ideas of the first two chapters by manipulating the sequence of the book to get right to the action.
I am working on option two and three, but I don’t know if it is going to work. This whole thing will postpone my submittal which is disappointing to say the least.
I had my query and synopsis written and I had proofread my manuscript for the last time and now? I just want my manuscript to be the best it can be, but why does that have to be so torturous?
And then I have to wonder, is this just my way of stalling a little while longer before I submit to agents, and therefore postpone the ultimate rejection? It is never going to be perfect, and I can’t please everyone. Maybe I should just send it off and hope for the best.