Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Third times a charm?
There are certain books I have the hardest time figuring out where to start. It's not this way with every book. Some of the time I just KNOW and its right from the beginning. Then there are times like with my current book where I just can't figure out the right spot. I've started over three times and finally I THINK I have it. But then, I thought I did the other two times too until I kept writing and realized it just wasn't right. lol.
The beginning of the book is so important. I love the feeling of starting something new, but its scary too. If you don't find that right spot, say the right words to get the readers attention than why are they going to keep reading? Not only that, but it's so important to me how I introduce the reader to my characters. I want them to come off just right and if I don't have that...DELETE. LOL.
So, lets keep our fingers crossed that the third time will really be a charm. I'm really excited to actually get this story moving!
Do you struggle trying to figure out where to start a story? If you're a reader, what books have had some of your favorite beginnings?