Thank you for that message. I have been hesitant to critique as I go, but it’s one of the few things that keeps me “unstuck” and moving forward on a project. You’re right, though. It’s very easy to feel like a whole chapter should be tossed, but sometimes a line or two can fix it. Everyone’s notes were extremely helpful and helped me brainstorm on how to fix the chapter. I wanted a few days to pass before making a decision, so today I’m going to spend time revising it.
No worries about Chapter 2. When you have time, it’s fine.