Sunday, March 29, 2009

To My First Chapter

Dear First Chapter,

When we first got together and plotted the beginning of Blanche's perilous journey through St. Louis and the magic crimes there, things were very different. Blanche was Akemi and Japanese, you were bloated with too much telling and backstory. Now you've trimmed down, done the Self-Editing diet. It's done wonders.

And despite your accomplishments, you fail to make Blanche obvious to people. She's too scientific. If you don't start toning up that characterization and making Blanche the Best Person Ever, I'm afraid I'll have to fire you and go with Plan B.


Your Handler,

Marisol

2 comments:

Jess said...

The infamous letters return!

I think you'll get it right. Rome wasn't built in a day.

M. Dunham said...

Thanks Jess. I remind myself of that, but damn if I don't want it to GO FASTER, lol! Looks like the goal this week is to slow down and do it right.