Yesterday I tried a trial run of writing the opening dream sequence. Not quite the flavor I was looking for. Also tried the first chapter where the reader gets to know Lily. Ehh… it was okay. It did get me thinking more about the opening of the book and how to make the first few pages really jump out at the reader.
Today, I’m not going to lie to you, is going to be difficult. While I had an amazing time with my friends yesterday, today is going to drag. I’m not headachey or nauseated, just in a haze.
But I must work on the book. That is the hardest part of being a truly dedicated writer. You always have to write, no matter what. Maybe you can’t write the greatest end scene to a story ever told, but you can work on one plot point, one character detail … something to move the story forward.
That is what I will do today.