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Don't Fear Change, Embrace It: Life's a Journey of Lessons and Experiences

Hello All,
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As many of you know, a literary agent recently critiqued the first ten pages of my novel. Although, the premise was intriguing, she found ch.2  slow and  thought it introduced too many characters. She provided suggestions on ways to improve the chapter and pacing.

Anyone that knows me well, will tell you I'm averse to change.  I felt overwhelmed by the amount of time it would take to revise my chapter.  And that didn't include the ripple effects on the rest of the novel.

At one point, I even considered tossing the project out the window and beginning anew. Then, my husband, the voice of reason, talked me into following through with the changes. Needless to say, I'm glad he did. The changes taught me so much about the importance of pacing in fiction.

After almost two months of writing, rewriting an…