Starting by Bleeding Words

Today I’m likely to end up with negative numbers. The whole first scene of HAWKSPAR has to go. It’s the main character telling her backstory. Dammit.

Why didn’t I see this when I was writing the thing. What blindness is it that permits a writer who knows better to start a book with goddamned backstory, instead of moving straight into action.

So my 5K of existing HAWKSPAR goes down the tubes. Fun, fun, fun.

My painful new starting point for the day? 2416 words.

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About the author: Novelist, writing teacher, on a mission to reprint my out-of-print books and self-publish my new ones.