I'm Already Stuck and I Haven't Even Started
If you read my last blog, you know I've signed up to write 50,000 words in the Month of Novmber. 50,000 words. How many is that? Okay, I just looked it up. About 250-300 words on a page if it is double-spaced 12 pt. type. Not as bad as my first count that I was calculating at 150 words per page. That's only 200 pages!!! 200 pages??? In 30 days.
Right now, I've decided to start by writing a 1-sentence summary of the book. I can't even do that. This book is about....uh.....someone trying to write a novel??? I really don't want to do a "seat of the pants" kind of book.
I intend to set a fiction story in the foothills of the Ozarks -- where I grew up. I've got a family figured out. Three kids: the eleven year old narrator, her older brother and younger sister. I'm thinking a mystery? Some kind of crime occurs....those hills are a good place to hide mj fields, lots of guns in use, so a murder over drugs??? Maybe. But I don't have a one-liner. I don't have three separate problems; I barely have the glimmer of an idea.
I think I'd better start glimmering quickly. October is nearly over, and November first I must start writing. In earnest!!
Hmmmm... Think!!! Think!!!