I decided to make a change to the start of my novel, which means hacking out a lot of pages. I'm not sure how many will have to go yet, but I will cut as many as necessary in order to make the opening exciting, fun and engaging. I'm going to start the cutting right after I write this -- armed with tea (or maybe tequila?), a sharp pencil, and an Internet connection that is shut down.
How do you know when such a move is the right move to make? I'm not sure anyone every knows for sure, but here are a few things I'm feeling right now which may be good signs:
- I feel a certain sense of elation. When a story is on the right track, you can feel it in your bones.
How do you know when you're on the right track when you make a bold move in your work?