Y'know the episode of Wonderfalls where the animals tell Jaye to "get her words out" and she ends up being Single-White-Femaled by a wannabe journalist? And then in the end Jaye ends up writing the girl's article for her to "get her words out"?
Can I have a Jaye?
Just for the first sentence, that's all. Final Straw is piling up behind this first sentence stumbling block and it's kinda annoying me now. Normally what I do is write the snippets that are playing out in my head, maybe sketch out the plan for the part and before I know it I'm writing the whole thing and can go back and put the first sentence in. This time? Not working.
Of course, the fact that Final Straw has the tightest plan of anything I've ever written makes a difference. I have three pages of single-spaced 10 point Trebuchet font chapter plans. I also have a more intense 600+ word plan for the first real chapter with *exactly* what's going to happen and when in the part (there are five different segments to tie together in this part so I need to link them in this way or the chapter just won't work). I also have, in 18 point bold, print outs all over my writing board at home (yeah, I have a writing board with post it notes, pictures, quotes etc all over it) saying "Do Not Bash" because it's just one tiny step to bashing characters in the first part and I *really* don't want to do that.
And I'm also having a slight dilemma with it - the OC who narrated the prologue is not intended to be the narrator of the story. She was actually a last minute addition, the entire thing was planned out without Alita but she's gotten such a positive reaction that I now want to keep her in there, at least for some of the tale.
I should stop obsessing about it and just start writing really shouldn't I?
ETA A meme. Lifted from aaronlisa
One word, no explanation
1. Yourself: me
2. Your Lover: gone
3. Your Hair: dyed
4. Your Mother: smile
5. Your Father: hero
6. Your Favourite Item: laptop
7. Your Dream Last Night: strange
8. Your Favourite Drink: coffee
9. Your Dream Home: secluded
10. The Room You Are In: office
11. Your Pet: grumpy
12. Who You Are Now: me
13. Who You Want To Be In Ten Years: me
14. What You Want To Be In Ten Years: happy
15. What You're Not: happy
16. Your Best Friend: hugs
17. One of Your Wish List Items: time
18. Your Gender: female
19. The Last Thing You Did: yawned
20. What You Are Wearing: clothes
21. Your Favourite Weather: snow
22. Your Favourite Book: fantasy
23. The Last Thing You Ate: noodles
24. Your Life: stalled
25. Your Mood: bored