Word Count: 0
Okay, sorry. I had to get my excitement out before I could start this post. I’m so prepared for this… maybe not as prepared as last year, considering I’m starting from scratch, but I’ve still done my fair share of planning. Last year I rewrote a story I already had started. In fact, I ended up using some of the older drafts in it later on. I was writing for characters I already knew and about places I was already familiar with… It was easy.
I’m sorta kinda freaking out because this year, all I’ve got is a blank slate. Well, and all of those notes and my outline. I haven’t written for these characters, and most of them I haven’t even figured out their names. Actually, I only know one. I feel like I should already know that… I mean, I’m about to start writing about them.
Last year I felt like the best parts of the story were the ones I came up with on the spot, so I didn’t try to overprepare this year. I’ve been wondering all day what my first words are going to be…
Here are a few ideas for all of you who are also struggling with the first words:
I’d recommend writing a few different openings and then choosing the best one at the end of the month. In fact, spend this whole first day on your beginning. Don’t worry about your word count just yet; it’s only day one. Even if you only get 300 words in today, at least you’ll have a good foundation to build on. The ball will start rolling on its own from there.
Thank you for reading and don’t stop writing!
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