I confessed to my coach last week that I was frustrated with my book’s outline. I need to prepare the first four chapters to submit to a agent. From my perspective, the first four chapters are the least interesting, and yet they’re absolutely critical.
My coach stepped in and pointed out that by subtly changing my viewpoint, I can make those dull chapters more interesting. It was almost too simple. All of a sudden I looked at my outline with a new set of eyes. I didn’t need to rewrite the outline or change things around in the book–I just needed a new approach.
And just like that, I was back on track.