Changing the beginning of your novel can be like deciding on a new hairstyle mid-cut. 

I'm making some major changes to my novel, and I am kind of blown away by all the cascades that decision has caused.  The beginning was too long and complicated, and so I have consolidated and streamlined a bit.  It is good, but I wasn't really ready for all the havoc this would cause downstream. 

I'm sticking with my core story:  grieving father attempts to prevent his daughter's death.  That is solid, but most everything else is up in the air.  Ugh!  It is good, because I have the chance to turn this idea into something special.  I am starting over, though, and that can be a little hard some days. 
 


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