Sunday, April 09, 2006

Tossing out a Chapter

One of those mixed weeks.

I made significant but slow progress on the WIP.

... if it's progress to toss out a chapter.

I folded the necessary elements from the discarded chapter into the next one.
Some lovely material hit the circular file.

It became a matter of deciding what has to happen onstage and what doesn't. I hardened my heart. The structure is better this way.

I still retain one lovely small chapter whose action is not absolutely essential to the storyline -- Adrian and Sebastian search Jess' bedroom.

Ok. Back to work.


  1. Jo - your cover is up and waiting.

    I hope you like it.

    Hugs to ya!

    Lady M

  2. Hi Jo -
    Just surfed on over here via Lady M's blog.

    I absolutely adore the Napoleonic period. A large portion of my history book collection pertains to this period - especially the love story between Napoleon and Josephine. Have you read Sandra Gulland's Josephine B. series? Excellent!

    Keep on submitting those queries! This might be a hard period to sell, but I definitely believe the market is there!!!

  3. Hi Melissa -

    I haven't researched Napoleon himself much. He's not a character in any ms. Mostly I'm reading up on the everyday life in the era.

    I'm lucky in that I have more books to read than time to read 'em.