I’ve been squeezing as much time as I can out of my busy day to work on Empire. The beginning is as perfect as I can make it. The rest is too.
That’s not to say I’m not still tinkering. I don’t know if I could ever call a book done. I have a feeling (if I end up selling it) my agent and editor will have to pry it out of my hands. I’m at that point where things feel balanced. I have new CPs, but it’s all down to little details that could hurt the pace/overall story just as much as they could help it. I’ve worked on some additional things to add at the end, but don’t know that I want to make the ending longer than it already is.
Does everything have to be answered in a book? I know life isn’t like that.
You do get the see the most important stuff play out. To me, the book is all about Paul. Sure, it’d be nice to see these scenes, but it isn’t necessary.
Maybe it is. I truly don’t know.
I’m at the point where I want someone who really knows what they’re doing to say, “Hey, I love this, but work on this.” Until then, I’m afraid to add extra scenes.
I’ve gotten an R&R from one agent already. I’ve also sent out queries to a few others. I have faith in the story. It could be something special.
I can’t wait to share this book with you all!