I started editing the prologue before the move. I did a rewrite from what I left in the cuts I did. Now I'm considering rewriting again and doing it from another character's prospective. The more I thought about it, the more I questioned it. Throwing up my finger in triumph I cried, "TO GOOGLE", startling my poor neighbor who was walking past my window.
I pulled up a result from Kirt Hickman in his blog and the advice there seems to fit what I'm trying to do.
An opening scene begins the story that you’re telling. A prologue conveys something that the reader needs to know, but is distinctly separate from the story. More specifically, one or both of the following should be true of your prologue:
- The prologue should take place at a distinctly different point in time (usually before) the story, or
- The prologue should be written from the point of view of a character whose viewpoint is not used again in the book.
I'll post both prologues once I have them written and ask for your opinions.