I’m not going to be posting my chapters from my work in progress novel During the Blue Hour anytime soon. However I will talk about them and try to tell you why I wrote them in a particular way.
So my chapter 1 is entitled Dear Dad and is in the pov of my main character Sirena. This is the first chapter after the prologue. Yes I did write a prologue , so what? I’ll blog about it later ..
At the beginning of chapter 1 you are introduced to Sirena , the main protagonist of my novel , who is sitting on a mountain top and writing in her journal to her father. Her father plays a big part in the series (spoiler) even though he will never physically be seen.
She writes to him hoping one day he will appear. And so on this day in the first chapter she is sort of distraught because she just did something totally not appropriate and against the law. Plus she dreamt about her father again and mentions it all to her father in the journal .
This chapter 1 wasn’t always this chapter 1. Even though I am on the 2nd draft . I have already did many revisions of this chapter .
One version was of her waking up in her room hearing the howling of wolves in the mountains. I CUT THAT for the chapter 1 but I do place it in another chapter.
Another version was of her in a dream. Even though dreaming will be important to my character throughout my novel I ALSO CUT THAT .
My main character doesn’t know her real world yet . So I felt like by starting it off with her in a situation where she can’t choose and she is sort of put up against a wall or corner so to speak, not only will foreshadow what will happen to her throughout the book. But in this chapter I show she goes to the only person she can really trust. And that person is her father, even though he is not there. And even though she confides to him in a journal . And even though she won’t ever get answers back from him . This is also a foreshowing for the series itself . And I can’t wait to share with you how it all unfolds. I reassure you there is a lot of twist and turns.
The journal is an important object throughout the first book and it might be in the 2nd book. You’ll see why when I talk about the ongoing chapters in my novel.
As of right now journal entries written by my main character Sirena will be at the beginning of her pov chapters always to her father .
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