Thursday, 15 April 2010

1st chapter report and good news

Jan has reported back on chapter 1 and it appears that dear old G has to go though I'm still toying with the idea of introducing him right at the end of chapter 1 or the start of chapter 2 and giving him a much smaller role. My MC is so much stronger without him.
But now I have another problem. To get rid of him/reduce his role is quite a big job as he is in the entire book so should I
a) send the first chapter to nice agent and ask if I'm on the right track
b) work on the first three chapters, send to nice agent and explain that it means changing the whole book
c) change the whole book anyway.
I don;t mind changing it. It means that CT goes on the back burner and I'll spend the next six months working on it but c'est la vie, if that's what it takes.

On a different note I sold a story to TLFF yesterday. It's the first one that I've sold to them in a while so that's good and the second time I've sold this particular story so that's even better. Having said that I sent this one to them about 5 weeks ago and they've had another 2 of my stories for 5 months. Maybe I should give up on those.


LilyS said...

Congrats on the sale.

Not sure which of the 3 choices I would make. I wouldn't let the fear of spending more time on it win you over though if you feel it is better without that character.

Good luck with it x

Colette McCormick said...

Thanks Lil. I'm not sure which I'm going to choose yet but I'll let you know I'm sure.

Suzanne Jones said...

FANTASTIC news - congratualations on the sale.


Colette McCormick said...

Thank you Ms Jones.

Flowerpot said...

what excellent news - well done you!

Colette McCormick said...

Thanks FP.