Today, I read the first thirty pages and realized I'm trying to give readers too much too fast. Just because I know the primary characters really well doesn't mean my readers do. I need to give them the time and space to get to know them. That means that several of the scenes I've written will be held back for now.
And hopefully, I won't have to Fold 'em. (But I will if that's what the story needs.)
As writers, have you ever piled it on too quick? What made you discover you needed to slow down?
As readers, have you ever been frustrated by being jerked around from here to there and back again at the beginning of a story?
CR: Snake Skin by C.J. Lyons
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