REVISE. EDIT. REPEAT.
I deleted the first three chapters of Broken/Beautiful this week. No need to panic, this is all part of the process.
Those chapters were good. Great, in fact. But they didn't serve the story. They were more for me to understand what motivates my characters. Don't worry. All that work won't be lost forever. I plan to pull from them and sprinkle parts throughout the book.
I did this with my other 3 books. In fact, I'm pretty sure I rewrote them at least 8 times (!) before sending them off to my publisher. The great thing about that was by the time my editor read them, she loved them the way there were written and didn't need me to change a thing. 🙌
And so my epic rewrite of Broken/Beautiful begins...💋