I have been writing for so long now that it is hard to remember where I started, but writing does start somewhere—it starts with a daydream.
Daydreaming is awesome.
There is something wonderfully fresh about a new daydream. When the blank space opens up to allow the industry of imagination to begin. The ideas that take hold can go in many directions.
When it starts you have no preconceived ideas or constraints.
You know it’s the one
Life is full of daydreams.
Some are better than others. Some are worthy of a second look.
You know it’s the one when your conscious and subconscious keep coming back for another visit.
You explore it, you examine it. After a while you just know it’s right.
You have to start somewhere
When you find a new story, it is so hard to know where to begin.
Do you plan? Plough right in? Decide the end? Character profiles?
Finding your flow.
After a while you stop worrying about the plan, the beginning, the ending, your characters, because they all just sort themselves out.
You strap in, get ready, and prepare to enjoy the ride.