I played around with the first chapter of Emerald Thief last night and wrote it in third person, sent it to some friends to see what they thought, read it again, woke this morning and read the new version again, and I hate it. I mean, I *like* it, but I really hate it. I believe this story works in first person, as told by Denim River, and that's all there is to it.
BUT -- I do think it still needs to be popped up a notch. I still think my first chapter can be even better than it is now, and so that is my goal. I don't even care if I have to drop all of my favorite parts I've carried through eight million revisions already! CUT! OUTTA HERE!!!
Before any of that happens, however, I must go out to dinner with my husband and our three adorable children. It is our 15th Wedding Anniversary today and so we are going to go celebrate.
Bring on the salmon!!
Peace and keep reading,