Coffee in hand I stare wearily at the screen. Where to start? Characters? Storyline? Can I have one without the other? I decided to start with character because for the life of me I could not come up with a good story line. I have my main character and most of her background built. I have other characters named that will be central to the story. I kind of know where I want to go with everything. How the hell do I start this?
I have random story paragraphs in the notebook. Most of them are about the main character so you get to know her. But I am a believer in a strong first line to grab everyone. But I don’t want to give too much away right out of the gate. That is why there are a multitude of random story paragraphs in the notebook. Eventually I am going to have to string them together but for now they help me flesh things out.
But I need to get past the random paragraphs and get to the meat of the story. And that is why I need to get my first line. Once I have that then I will be in story mode and can move forward. I will have the beginnings of life. But right now all I have are random thoughts.
So that is today’s goal. Wish me luck! As always, thanks for reading! I hope you have a great day!