Gentlemen (and ladies). . . . .start your engines!
There's something delicious about the first few words of a story, because you never know where they're going to take you. -- from the movie Miss Potter
You may be starting a brand new story today, or you may be continuing work on something you started before. But whichever of these choices we make, today is the beginning of a new chapter in our lives as writers. Today we do what writers do. We write!
It's a tried and true metaphor--I prefer to think of it as timeless rather than trite--but today we begin a journey.
The road goes ever on and on,
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And wither then? I cannot say.
A journey is always a bit dangerous--leaving behind the wheel ruts of my daily routine, the comfort of self pity because I just can't find the time to write, the safety of never failing because I'm not really trying.
But there are places I'll never see and companions I'll never meet if I don't get going. So enough blogging already.
On to FEBO, Day 1!