Sunday, 19 June 2011

Working out where to start

So, I have read everything that I have for NMBK and I must say that i was a little surprised where I had left it but there you go - thats life. Like I think I mentioned before, it does very much read like a first draft but that's probably because that's what it is so I'm not too worried about that. My problem - not that it is one really is how to start again. How do I write the next sentence? How do I get the ball rolling again? But hang on a minute, didn't I just say that it is a first draft so whatever I write next will not be written in stone and can be changed so what does it matter what I write next as long as I get things moving again. I think I will start with "Michelle gave up the effort of trying to sleep." That'll work I think and if it doesn't that's what the delete button is for.
Thanks for listening.


Frances Garrood said...

Give Michele a mug of Horlicks, and get writing. And good luck!

Anonymous said...

When I'm in such a situation, I find it useful to make a synopsis of the story. Okay, if you don't like the sound of that, call it an outline. Anyway, the point is that it focuses you on what you've done so far, thereby putting you in a stronger frame of mind for what needs to be done next.

Colette McCormick said...

Frances - Horlicks it is - that'll make her drop off.
Captain - logical as ever.