I’ve decided the set-up part of writing a story is one of my weakest. I see the connections in my head and I know they’re there, but I don’t tend to show them enough that a reader feels connected. Anyway, I addressed this problem in the first few chapter of my re-write, and I think it was very successful. Now I’m addressing it again in chapters 7 and 8. The problem being: my MC (main character) moves locaitons, meets a whole bunch of new people, and starts falling in love. In other words, set-up.
I’ve been pouring over both of those chapters for almost a week now, and yesterday I finally finished. I think they’re better. In fact, I think they’re good. I changed a lot of stuff, even how some characters act or react. I added a whole new scene and changed 70% of what was left.
Was it worth all the work? YES! And now I’m ready to move forward to less intimidating sections. Hopefully, it will go much quicker. I don’t really have any more huge set-up sections.