Remember to drop by Thursday when the rest of the authors share the most difficult part of starting a new book!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Author Insight: How to begin
"The hardest part for me is staring up at that mountain and knowing how much time, energy, and sacrifice it will take to climb it, especially when there’s no book deal on the table and the possibility is very real that the story I’m committing to may never be published. At that moment, I pause and consider all of the other things I could do with that time and energy, and I weigh the cost and benefit in the totality that is my life. For now, I’ve determined that the undertaking is worth it, so I start climbing one sentence at a time. As for tricks, I don’t have any, but I’ve always seen the first and last scene of my novels before anything else. The writing is just a matter of filling in the middle." - Ty Roth, author of So Shelly.