marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

the problem of prologues

The first significant events of a novel of mine begin ten years before, and from a different point of view than, the bulk of the novel.

Sounds like a situation for a prologue, right?

Alas, I've read one two many people reporting they never read prologues.  And there are indeed significant events in it.  The girl announces that she has a secret, it comes up that giving her the second sight is not something they would do for everyone, she gets ushered off into the land of Faerie. . . .

thus far I think it's chapter 1 and chapter 2 begins with
Ten years later
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