A little over two years I posted up the first chapter of my manuscript, She Sells Sunshine here on the blog.  It was a little unorthodox, but I figured why not?  At the time, I only had three chapters written and still didn’t know what actually happened in the story from there.  In 2017 I finally finished the first draft, and then in the second draft, I cut over 12,000 words, and most of that was from the first three chapters.  I really needed those chapters in order to know that I had a story, that I had a book in me, but I have been studying writing and literature at uni steadily since then, and I knew what should stay and what had…