Step 1: Start shopping the books (you’ll find their synopses on this page, and you can read bits and pieces of them if you ask me for the password) around agents and maybe publishers. (Well, start shopping the first one anyway. Try finishing the second, and polishing the third and fourth.) Yes, I want to be Published. Sosumi.
Step 2: Rework the opening so it doesn’t let go. It wasn’t bad before but in this day of punchy internet writing–
Step 3: Post a sample of the new opening on blog for feedback. Yes, from you. I’ll leave it there for a while — say a week — and then, poof.
Feedback not only welcome. Feedback actively sought.