Following up on my last blog post – No Time Like the Present – I’ve been tapping away on my laptop today.
I’m working on the rough draft of the second book in our Talon Family series. The working title is Winter Chase! and we are so excited to have it ready as a sequel to Tahosa Treasure.
Why is it that the first word is always the hardest to write? It is this intimidating, monster of a thing….taunting me, daring me to try to confine it to the page. That first word knows that it’s the flood gates: once it is on paper, the rest of the words pour out like a raging flood.
That first word is more than mere letters. It is a psychological battlefield, one I must win every time I put pen to paper or cursor to page.
The. That’s the first word. The great hulk that rose over me, telling me I better just give up now.
The day was perfect. That’s the first sentence. The psychological battle has been fought and won. All that for four words???
Yes. But four words that will now unleash paragraphs…and chapters…and a book.