You know that feeling nagging at you, you knowing that that there’s something wrong with that section that you’ve just edited? And you just don’t get what it is? And it keeps bugging you for DAYS?
Then someone comes along tells you exactly what’s wrong into your face and you want to smack yourself, because it’s so obvious?
That’s exactly what happened to me with the Prologue. Since I wrote it last November it’s been bugging me and for the last week I’ve been working on it, more or less earnestly, to make it better. And now, it hits me right into the face: Start off with action and STAY there, don’t trail off into backstory, BECAUSE that distracts from your opening hook and doesn’t make for a good start alltogether.
Obvious, isn’t it?