November 1st marks the beginning of another intense month of writing/typing for authors, author-wannabees and author-never-gonna-happens like me.
Most of my plot is worked out as are the themes, ideas, characters, story (kinda), setting, even many of the secondary characters. So why is it so hard to write an opening sentence?
Every good novel starts with a strong entry sentence. Now I know, NaNoWriMo isn’t about strong starts or strong finishes or good grammar or even great stories. It’s about getting that damn book you always threaten to write out of your head and onto paper. No matter how hideous the first, second, eighteenth draft is. Yet, I’ve pondered my opening scene all day long and have nothing to show for it except this short blog post about first sentence writer’s block!