Sunday, April 12, 2009
Operation: Maggie Readiness
Mission #4: Writing Pages 6-10
With the holidays, it’s far to easy to let our writing fall to the way-side. Anyone else in the middle of spring break? How about all the extra that comes along with Easter?
Although it’s very easy to let our writing go as we fit in those other activities, now is not the time to start slacking. I’m not suggesting you give up your family time or even skip the beach. I am suggesting a little bit of extra planning to fit those 30 minute writing segments into your day. 30 minutes here and 30 minutes there will definitely add up. It may not seem like it, but there are far too many stories of published authors using these techniques and making them work. Why not give it a try?
For me, those first 5 pages are the hardest to write, but what is even harder is getting past them. I have a very BAD habit of going over them again and again and again. Sadly, I have several stories where I’ve gotten stuck on those first 5 pages and was never been able to move past them. I’m hopeful this won’t happen to any of you…grin….
To help you out, I’m attaching a couple of links for tips and encouragement on writing that first chapter.
Good luck to all of you!!! Happy Easter!