To date, I’ve submitted the first 3 chapters of my first novel, Art and Soul, to 23 literary agents to no avail.
So, before continuing with submissions, I decided it was time to ask a professional editor to look at those first three chapters and give me critical feedback.
I researched my options, selected my editor, sent off my first 3 chapters and synopsis, and waited for their report with a mixture of excitement and dread.
I paid for critical and I got it. However, for the sake of my own self-esteem I must keep repeating an opening comment: “on the whole” I write well. That’s a relief. I shouldn’t chuck it all in just yet then. 🙂
There were bits and bobs I won’t bore you with, because the headline, Dear Reader, was tremendous: cut chapters 1 and 2 and start with chapter 3.