I've completed my third manuscript...woohooo! It is a good feeling. I'm letting it simmer while preparing for revisions. Some things I look for in the first round of revisions:
- Opening scene--Does the first sentence, paragraph and scene hook the reader? Does it create tension? Spark interest in character, setting and tone? Could it be considered an info. dump? Too much backstory? Too many characters? Am I writing too fast?
- Middles--Have I developed my characters enough? Do I have enough scenes showing my characters in action? Am I moving my plot forward? Does every scene and chapter have a purpose? Are stakes high enough and believable?
- Endings--Does everything connect? Have I foreshadowed things accurately? Is there enough of a shock and awe factor for readers?
Anything I should add?