First, let me start off by saying, I love Mondays and the beginning of a new month. It's like time starts over. Weekly and monthly 'fresh starts'. When they coincide, even better. I have 100 pages left to edit on my code mystery novel before I put it away for a couple of months and then I be starting the next round of edits.
Second, in an effort to be more aware of my surroundings, I notice two background shots on the latest episode of Chuck. Pic 1: Underpants. etc? I've always wished there were more of these stores. What's the etc? Pic 2: On a shirt. Taken from Battlestar Galactica it's an expletive...sorry 'bout that.
My next WIP will be a comedy/business novel entitled: Blondie Brilliance vs. The Titans. I've already got a few chapters complete but I want to finish the novel.
The premise? Blondie Brilliance - a brown-haired, not too bright young woman - receives from her evil in-laws for a wedding gift, a failing furniture company named Titan Furniture. But, to the in-law's chagrin, she goes about trying to make the company work... with some funny situations along the way.
Okay, now to some writing advice. What to make sure you accomplish with the first fifty pages of your story. Here is a checklist:
- Establish your heroic character
- Endear your heroic character
- Entrap that heroic character inextricably in central conflict
Now a command: Enjoy your day!