Monday, February 12, 2007

Chapter One, Page One

And so it begins. I'm trying not to look back at what I've written. It's not absolutely terrible, but it's not great either. I'm trying to find the right "voice". Once I get that, I'll be on a roll. I'm trying to just give it time and not panic.

It's hard not to go back and read and reread and edit. I've got four pages--two more than my goal for the day. I spent some time doing a little research which will come in handy, but it's still not writing so it doesn't really count. I'll have to see how I feel about it in the morning. Maybe I'll have an epiphany during the night!

1 comment:

JJ said...

Hi Peg

I'm one of the novel racers too. British, but living in Bangkok, Thailand! I have the same problem - I CANNOT go back and read what I've written (until it's time to go and edit) or my little demon critic leaps onto my shoulder and tells me I'm total trash, and should give it up NOW. Some of my tricks to fool him (I am so sure it's a he) are written on my blog.

Welcome to the race.

JJ