Still mulling over lots of ideas and thoughts on what to do next with my ms, 'Army of Me'.
After feedback from the Write Mentor competition I know that I need to revisit the opening, the main issue being that it goes too quickly into the inciting incident without letting the reader get to know the MC first. Ironically, this is probably because I responded to criticism of earlier drafts that there was too much scene-setting and it wasn't hooky enough!
So I now probably need to come up with a happy medium where we can invest in the MC before throwing her onto the roller-coaster. But I'm also seriously thinking about moving from third to first person POV, so a lot to think about with it.
In the meantime, I've also got the first draft of the sequel to edit which, depending on the above, may also need to move to first person POV...
Oh, and if I can solve the conundrum of the opening, I'm aiming to apply for mentoring from Write Mentor and enter the Darley Anderson Children's novel competition (both in April).
Well done with the page proofs, Holly, and it's great to get an insight into what being a published author is really like! Do you tend to see many proofing errors when it's that stage?