Yesterday I received feedback from my Long Ridge Writers Group instructor on Chapter Two for Out of the Sea. In this chapter, I’m not only switching to a much less frantic setting, but also switching my POV character. I was most pleased with her reply which stated that I successfully met my goals in this chapter.
- Establish my character’s financial problems
- Set up tension between her and her mother regarding her engagement to another character
- Introduce the character who will vie for her consent to marry despite her being engaged to someone else
- Add more tension by introducing her mother’s illness, which will carry through most of the story.
After I’ve done some light editing per my instructor’s suggestions and highlights, I will post an excerpt of Chapter Two! Stay tuned