On Saturday, I slogged six miles through the pouring rain. Then I went to my daughter’s gymnastic meet. After that I went to Costco and bought….What you’re telling me you don’t want a play-by-play of what I did? Well, guess what? Neither do I, when I read your manuscript.
Lately, I’ve had the opportunity to read quite a few writer’s work in progress and some of the first few pages, while well-written, are not necessary to the story at all. I know that some of them give history of the place, or reveal detail about your character, but I say cut it and put it in elsewhere. Honestly, it will make for a better read. I promise.
What do you think?