I continue to work on my re-write, but the progress remains slow. I’m focused on all the issues my editor raised which results in a meticulous approach.
This month I continued working on the first few chapters making sure I incorporated more action. I need to grab the reader from the start instead of later in the novel. Taking my editor’s advice I rewrote the “shark attack” chapter. She suggested reading how other authors described the action. My favorite was Peter Benchley’s 1974 novel Jaws. He definitely pulls the reader into the story with his opening sequence. Something I hope to emulate.
I do enjoy this creative side of the process. Hopefully the integration of all these changes will become easier and my writing pace will pick up.