431 words in the past hour. Not a large amount, but it is the opening.
I find that the opening of a story is one of the hardest things to write. How do I establish the scene? How do I introduce the characters? How do I create an atmosphere? It’s not easy.
I think as I get deeper into the story, the words will flow much more freely. I need to get into the zone and have no distractions, which isn’t always possible.
But it has started in a room somewhere on Mars with an American and an Italian. I hope to be finished the first installment of Journey to Ariadne this week and have it posted at my official website.
So my question to you is: What do you find to be the most difficult part of starting a new story? Please post your answer in the comments.