Wednesday, December 30, 2015

A New Beginning 12.30.15

Okay, so it's been a few months, but I'm back.

Back, and writing another WIP.  This one is actually more than 150-200 pages in, but it's in pieces and chapters and fragments, and there's actually enough here and in the little noggin of mine to maybe make a trilogy. We'll see.

For now, I think I've finally nailed the beginning (again).  It's been challenging finding where to begin. I keep going back, and back, and back. But this is a good problem to have, as the novel has been progressing in its regression, and the textures and voices have really shown themselves.

So in the past few months, plus the excerpts and chapters and pieces before this, there've been at least 40,000 words, but let's just start with what I think is the beginning, and go on from there, though I may find a spot where I see it's a good place to drop this chapter there, and this piece needs to go there, and this fragment works really well I'll just add those as I go.

So for now, the last few days...10 pages...

2,787 words


  1. Beginnings are the hardest for me too, but I usually push off messing with it until I finish the first draft. I don't care if it's ugly, I just want it on paper!

    Happy new year, and congrats on your short story being pubbed in October! That's exciting!

    1. Hey, thanks very much! All I can hope is that my Writing 2016 is even half as good as your Writing 2015! Here's wishing good luck to us both!

      P.S.--Glad to see you found this site, from one writer to another. What do you think of the idea behind it?