Hardly an auspicious start, but I broke through my first 1,000 words this week and named two characters. I’m off the ground at least.
Here are three things which are already blindingly obvious to me:
- I may like to think I’ve learned from writing my first book, and that I can bring those learnings, newly acquired writerly abilities and Book One experience to bear; but at this point, I feel like a child who’s been given a pencil for the first time, and isn’t quite sure which is the business end.
- I need to re-read all those posts I’ve written on ‘show not tell’. Two pages in, and I’m already stating the bleedin’ obvious, line after line. A bit of self-flagellation is in order.
- Inciting incident… conflict… what?
This is going to be tough. But I promised short-and-sweet, so that’s it for tonight.