,Now that that’s been said, I have to admit that I have changed the beginning of my book seven times. Yes, seven!
A couple of weeks ago, I paid a professional to critique the first 50 pages of my book. I understand and agree with some of what she said and I will fix them. Some things I don’t agree with, so I’ll ignore those. However, some parts confuse me.
As I said, I’ve changed the first scene of my book several times, each time because of a suggestion by a contest judge, an excellent writer, or the agreed consensus of my writers’ group.
Now, what do I do, make the changes suggested by the professional? But, they’re different from the other suggestions. Do I delete the first three chapters, as suggested and start again?
So yesterday, I pulled out my writing books and began rereading them. I'll continue researching before I do anything drastic.
But where to start?
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all the different comments?
What did you do? How do you know whose advice you should follow?