I’m probably taking too much time to complete, but I’m also trying to not rush through things. I completed writing Chapter One and let it sit for a little bit. I went through and made some edits and then let that sit for a couple days. Today, I made a couple more edits and consider the chapter to be completed. Again, things may change down the road, depending on how the book progresses. For now, I’m happy with it. I think it builds a few of the characters. Something I find interesting – maybe it isn’t. The first chapter ends in such a way to make the next chapter obvious. It’s foreshadowing, and you know what’s going to happen to that character…except you don’t. I will take it in a different direction. That’s like life, right? You can’t always predict what will happen next, and I wanted to establish from the start of the book that anything can happen. I hope it comes across that way.
In any case, I’m excited to start on Chapter 2. I’ve always enjoyed and succeeded at the start of a book. The story line isn’t necessary yet because the writer can build atmosphere or characters. It’s when the plot really takes hold that I start to struggle. Fingers crossed this book will be the exception.