I had a great weekend, got my car fixed (and the keys that went through the wash . . . again) and had a wonderful critique session. I mean, a really good critique session. They reviewed chapter 5 and the results were what I was hoping for; utter shock and surprise. Thanks guys for your suggestions for improvement. Alpha Readers, get ready for another chapter soon, hopefully by the end of the day.
Update: Chapter 9 is not done like I hoped it would, mostly because of the POV change that's slowed things down. It's complicated when you keep the same scene, but make it seen through the eyes of another. It's tricky business, but it's a fun exercise, and the chapter will be ten times stronger for it in the long run. This week, I will be going to the Storymakers Conference in Provo, so I'll try to get an Aspiring Advice column up before then, but I can't promise anything. Also, I'll have another critique session this week, as half of us will be going to the Conference. So, yeah. This is going to be full week, and I better have Chapter 9 done today!
Check back Thursday for more advice, this time, about romance!
I'm David, and I don't need a jacket today!