OK, I’ve been working on my story.
(I’m calling it story because I don’t want to put the label novel or short story on it because I don’t want to feel pressured to write a certain amount of words.)
Anyway… So far I have 3 different versions of the beginning. I’ve highlighted them all in different colours so I know where one ends and the other begins.
I think I’ve chosen the one I want to use, but I’m not sure. Then again, one of the beginnings can be used after the other beginning. Is everyone confused? Sorry my mind likes to talk to itself.
For me, starting the story always takes the longest. I like to have a good start. It helps me work out where I want to go from there and keeps it pretty much focused from there. Basically, if I have a bad start then the rest is a jumbled pile of flaming crap and that’s the opposite of what I’m going for. (As is, everyone else probably.)
I hate beginnings. They set my nerves on edge. I always worry I’m not getting to the point quick enough or I’m doing it too quick and not giving enough information. There’s a fine line and I always feel like a drunk person with two left feet that are several sizes too big for me. CLOWN FEET!
And I’m not like writers who write out of order. I can write little snippets, but that’s when I get a flash of inspiration. To do it with the intention of writing the whole thing topsy turvy is something I find difficult. (Maybe I’ll give it a go one day!)
But other than that it’s going well! Now with the beginning out of the way
sort of I can start cranking out some words!