The First Two Pages: Secret Lives and Private Eyes

Heather Weidner

When I was younger and dreamed of becoming a writer, I never imagined how much revising and rewriting were involved in the process. I went through what felt like thousands of rounds of self-editing, several rounds with my wonderful Sisters in Crime — Central Virginia critique group, and three rounds with the publisher’s editor and proofreaders.

I started Secret Lives and Private Eyes with four different opening chapters. The original introductory chapter was moved further in the story. And the new first chapter eventually became a prologue to the mystery.

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3 thoughts on “The First Two Pages: Secret Lives and Private Eyes

  1. Heather Weidner

    Thank you so much! I enjoyed visiting with your readers! Gayle, message me. I’d love to chat about some of your experiences. Delanie has a knack for getting in and out of trouble.

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