When I first wrote The Grey House trilogy in 2005-2006, I included the main character’s life starting at birth. Now, I am taking that information and placing it as flashbacks through the rest of the book. Much harder than you would imagine.
Why am I doing this? Well, I’ve had six or more people read the trilogy as ‘readers’ and ‘editors’. All of them let me know the story would be better if the story started at chapter fourteen.
When I hand over something for people to read, if 3 or more people tell me something needs to be changed, I know I need to listen. Therefore, I am attempting to move things around and re-write the beginning.
Incidentally, if I do get 200 people to like my writer page on Facebook, the first chapter I’ll release is the new chapter, not the old one.
Well, enough procrastinating. Back to attempting to rewrite chapters. Grrrr.