Good Morning, anyway it is here in the state of Utah. In fact, it's still dark outside and all I want to do is burrow under the covers and sleep another hour. Alas, that's not going to happen.
Today, I'm going to carry on with my comment on Liz's blog from Monday. She spoke of sagging middles. My problem comes a bit earlier than that. I write by the seat of my pants, so from start to finish, I write. When I'm done I start at the beginning and fill in any holes or sagging anythings, middles, scenes etc.
I have a problem starting that first sentence. The Great Beginning that's supposed to be the hook. Those all important words that hook and then reel in the reader. And your job after that is to keep them dangling - maybe tease them a bit, until the big bang at the end.
So I still have a blank page winking at me, has been all week. I've tried writing out my main characters GMC, then I did a full 9 page synopsis - something I never do. And the synopsis seemed to have worked, given me that 'Okay I'm ready to write' feeling. I'm finally motivated and really want to start that page. I still don't know what I'll write for the first sentence, and it may--no I guarantee--it will probably change when I re-read my work. But at least I will get it down on paper today.
When you're stuck what do you do?