I'm editing a story of mine, and I've noticed all the tense mistakes I made. So now that my entire story is changed into the correct tense, I feel that it's missing something. Now, I want to have half of the story in past tense, and the other half in present tense. IE: An example of this would be from my short story: A slip of white paper hoverd before Cora, enticing her to take it. She was at lost as to what to do until she saw the gold letterings on the top. It read: My name will be: ______ On the desk there is a book which Cora found to consist of names, and a pen. She grabs(?) the slip and takes(?) the marker to hand. She hesitates(?). The bold is the past tense. The underlinings are the words that I have changed into present tense. Half way before this point, my story has been in past tense. Yet from there on, my whole story focuses into present tense. Is this acceptable as long as it's consistent? I want the reader to feel like they've been living the past events of my MC, before she's into the critical moment, which goes into present tense.