That's the way I look at these things. I'm going to a small conference in a couple weeks. One of the authors has agreed to critique 'paid' participants. I can't help it. I've sent off the first eight pages of 'Blue,' along with the required coin, to have it critiqued. We'll see what happens.
Since I was only allowed to send eight pages, I couldn't send the ones that contain the dragon. And the dragon is such a neat character. Perhaps the reason why two writer friends have suggested I start the tale closer to the end of chapter one. Hmmm. Seriouser and seriouser reasons for that major change.
I can't do it. I can't do it. I love the words; I love the scenes; I love the interplay between characters.
*heavy sigh* - If this author tells me to start it at that other part, I will definitely do it. I'll mourn for a moment or two and then I'll change it.
I'm good. *g* I'll find someway to get other stuff in there, somewhere further along the book.
There is always hope. *g*
Life is engaging.