Friday, September 5, 2008
I can haz do over?
I suck at them.
There is no nice, sugar-coated way to say it.
It is a propostion universally accepted that a Soccer Mom in possession of a novel needs a better beginning. Or something like that.
I know all the wisdom about how to make a great beginning and yet I fumble them time and time again. I just looked at my WIP (I know. I know. Never look down. Too late. Dammit.) and realized that that I must have five pages of people talking and dancing. Dancing. And talking.
I don't kill anyone until like page 30. I'm thinking this needs a lot of work. I should plow on, but I have some ideas.
Cover me. I'm going in.