Chapter One Is Redone

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I've rewritten the first chapter, which is always the hardest part of the book for me. The first chapter of Hollow Charm is now simple, easy to follow, and only a few pages long. No prologue. No weird jumps in time. Just a day in the life of two weird, foundling twins who learn that their childhoods will end tomorrow. (Or as soon as their adoptive father can feed them enough to physically grow up.)

It's a little Hansel and Gretel, a little Cinderella, a little Fundevogel. A little Bohemian, a little epic, a little primordial. My hope is that all of those things come across in a few eerie, amusing, intriguing pages.

I guess my second-draft readers will let me know if I've succeeded yet!

And now I'm off to enjoy some pure Michigan nature while this beautiful summer lasts. My goal is to complete the rest of my revisions by the end of July and pass the manuscript along to my final group of beta readers for the month of August.

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