I started writing again this weekend! It’s been too long since I sat down by my laptop and I spent most of the weekend, going over the different books I’d written- what was finished, what was stopped halfway, what should probably be discarded, and most importantly how do I reconnect with my characters after so long.
I started by reading through one of my completed works and then realizing I really need to work on revising my beginning chapters.
This post on writing the first chapter stood out to me.
Here’s another one on what kind of first chapter writer are you.
When I’m not looking I tend to either fall into
1) the Show Stopper (prologues are evil, for me anyway, and I make it a point to avoid them. I write a crazy opening that I can never follow up)
2) the Party Animal (I start having too many minor characters, random POVs and why did I name someone who appeared in the story for a nanosecond!)