Okay, first off, I am doing FiestaCon this year! Very cool! In case you are around Phoenix, I'd love to see you there! Here is where you can find me specifically!
Reading at 4:00 PM
Signing at from 5:00-6:00PM
Panel: Children's Classics...Today! (With Janni Lee Simner, James Owen, and Michelle Welch.) 7:00-8:00 PM
Panel: Media Promotion (With Jack Mangan, Diana Gabaldon, and Michael D'Ambrosio) 10:00-11:00 AM
Panel: How to Write to YA & Kids (With Janni Lee Simner, Michael D'Ambrosio, and Chris Paige) Noon-1:00PM
KAFFEEKLATSCH 3:00-4:00 PM
Panel: LIT-Muggle Tech vs. Wizardry Tech (With Sarah Clemens and Nola Yergen-Jennings) Noon-1:00PM
I'm really looking forward to this! It should be so much fun! Seriously, if you're around, come!
Okay, so I started the third Wings book today. For the second time. I technically started the file for the third book about a month ago and the scene I wrote was so full of fail that I can't use a word of it. No seriously. It was the dumbest beginning ever. We shall never speak of it again.
So I started [again] today.
Well, it wasn't quite as abysmal. I may be able to use about a page of the four pages I wrote.
Why are beginnings so hard!! I mean, I have the picture in my head of what I want this scene to looks like (It's not even about finding the right place to start!! I KNOW where to start!) it just. Isn't. Coming. Out. Right.
It's coming out all angsty and weird.
It's a great moment!! A moment I have been looking forward to since I was writing book one!! It is one of the most incredible moments in the whole series!! So why does it feel all mopey?
I think beginnings are difficult. I have never had a beginning of a novel that I kept. Never.In fact, in both Wings and it's sequel, the beginning like five pages all got cut. And that is after I completely changed the original beginning. I do pretty good at endings, but beginnings kick my trash. (In fact, in the next couple of days I will be posting my deleted beginning from Wings. It's kinda fun!)
So tomorrow I will take my laptop to my MIL's house where we are going to visit with family and I will open a fresh file and try again.
And leave out the angst. Hopefully.