I've been asking some people to review the first few chapters of my book. And through this process, I realize how the structure of my book may not be the best. I'm going to still run with it, because those readers who have seen the book say that the storyline is interesting enough for them to continue reading. But I have my doubts about the book's quality. At this point, I'm wishing that I had an English teacher or something who could read this for me and tell me what I'm doing right and what I'm doing wrong.
My reliance on cliffhangers might be a little too obvious in the novel. A lot of breaks in the chapters end on quotes by characters, like a soap opera, and the beginnings of some chapters are quotes. I sort've throw the reader into the novel's dialogue from the very beginning. Here's the first paragraph of the entire book:
“And here we go again,” Tov sighed. It closed Its eyes in frustration, and rubbed Its temples, “Are you ready Yfel? Oh, of course you are. We’re both ready for this to end. It’s out with the old, and in with the new!”
So this blog post is going to be short. I don't want to bog down the blog with an overlong rant about apprehension and anxiety. I'll be sending out queries this weekend when I'm at home, so that should be a great subject for next week's post. The main point of today's message to the readers was that if you're reading this casually, and you have time on your hands, read Chapter 1 please. Just leave your name and e-mail address, and I'll send it to you super-quick. Not only that, I'll delete your e-mail from the comments afterwards. Thank you to those who decide to do this. Until next time then.