As I struggle to finish WRITING my first book, I need some feedback: Do YOU read forewords, prefaces, front quotes, etc. when you read a novel for fun (as opposed to when you are ASSIGNED to read them, and so forced to pay attention to them...)?
Edit: Anyone wanting to SAMPLE before/after they comment, the story is "hiding" back at http://pandemo.livejournal.com/2001/01/
I began putting more polished bits in what I hoped was in order, one part per date. That way, by changing the date, I could rearrange the pieces as needed. As I edited, I added a date for when I last revised. Later on, some entries will have a WC (word count) feature, and some an RL (reading level).
(Yeah, I do NaNoWriMo.)
The current table of contents is a MESS at present. Avoid it.
Maybe I shouldn't post this... It sounds too much like a commercial...
-- Maybe I should. You all are GREAT commenters! If I ever want to publish, I *need* good quality feedback...