So I started a new book yesterday. Sort of. Beginnings are tricky for me. I don't like them. I don't yet know the characters. I know the story and their background because I've done a detailed synopsis. I know the scene where the story has to start. It's those dang first words.
There are so many possibilities! Like a raccoon with a bunch of bright and shiny objects dangling from the trees, I go here and there and over there and try to snatch them all up.
Yesterday I wrote four beginning paragraphs. All different. I'm not sure I like any of them. I'll probably delete them and start over.
This is my nemesis. I literally have to force myself to just write. Tell myself I can always go back and tweak the beginning. Go forward. Which I'm doing today.
Wish me luck.