Well, I woke up this morning and still liked my revision ideas. By noon I scratched the entire plan. LOL. I told you, I'm fickle. (g)
I made a preliminary decision, however. I decided that I really LOVE the opening scene as is.. I just do. I also decided it wasn't packing enough punch. So, I spent today figuring out a way to give more oomph to the end of the first chapter. My solution is to add to the orignal scene -- putting in more suspense and an actual threat to my MC.
I'm very pleased to say that tonight I wrote the new scene. I just finished the first draft of it -- about 1200 new words. Ahhhh. It feels good. :) It's been a while since I've produced anything. And the great thing is that I really like it. Sure, it probably needs some clean-up and tomorrow I may hate it -- but tonight it's lovely. (g) Totally lifted my spirits -- even with my raging headache (yes! another one!). Goodness. :)
Anywho, I hope to polish up chapter 1 tomorrow. At this rate, I may have the front end taken care of this weekend. That would be grrrreat. We'll see. (s)