Had another great meeting with "my" author today. I love saying that ... "my author".
our last meeting, Christin has been working hard at rewriting the
prologue, and rewriting and fleshing out the first chapter (which will
now be at least two chapters). the primary focus has been on clarifying
POV, though some story and character restructuring has been involved,
as well as some style refining. Having had taken more general notes
during my last read-through, and having reviewed the revised prologue,
we had a great conversation about further story points, character
development, emotional weight of specific scenes, and overall style. As
always, Christin was very open to suggestions and specific input about
style, construction, and flow.
One thing that I think
has made this process much clearer in the past few weeks came from my
asking Christin to provide me with samples of published authors within
our genre/classification whose writing style she enjoys reading and
would like to emulate. She gave me a specific example, which I have
been reading, and which will make the editing process much smoother for
both of us.
So, Christin has her homework and a few pages of notes to refer to, and I get to wait with anticipation for the next rewrite.