I'm currently reading through my first 3 chapters of The Outlaw Bride to get it ready to send out to agents and editors. But it's missing something. The story works but until about halfway through chapter three I'm just not quite feeling it. At least not the way I feel I should be. And for the life of me I couldn't figure out what it was. Then it dawned on me.
There wasn't enough of it to draw the reader in, to set the stage, to make them feel the story with all their senses.
Once I get midway through chapter three the story feels like it's shifted into gear and everything comes together. But before I send this out I need to go back and fill in the missing pieces to make the first 2.5 chapters snap to attention.
Then off it goes. Out once again into the cruel, cruel world.