As an author, here is a quick test to see how well that you identify with your own books. List what is your favorite chapter of each tome and why.
Like the rest of humankind, authors are judgmental and partial in their opinions. This includes being far from neutral on their own work. So one or more parts are liked better than others. This may be determined while writing, in the edit phase, or from a careful read after publication.
There may be various reasons for a chapter being a favorite. These include:
and her family had supportive signs throughout the run. There is also when she coordinates a fashion show in Africa and meets her favorite singer.
Not every chapter can become a favorite. Those not making the grade typically are chapters that are:
- a recap
- setting up an action but not the action itself
- side plots
- characters doing something ordinary
You get the idea.
It is perfectly fine to have two or free favorite chapters per book. Sometimes decisions cannot be made.
So the next time, you create a book, think which part that you like best and what says about you, your characters, and your work.