Let's jump in!
You know that feeling you get when you're about to overcome a fear like jumping out of a plane with only a nylon shoot to keep you from plummeting to the ground and becoming a human pancake? Well, that's how I feel right now because I think it's about time to begin writing this book. My palms are sweating as though I'm standing on the Skydeck in Chicago; my heart is racing with excitement and nervousness. Now, I may not be scared like I would on the Skydeck, but I don't know what to expect and I'm hesitant to jump. I guess it's increasingly difficult to overcome the cold of the ocean unless you just jump in, though, right? I'm hoping that this is very much a journey for me as it's going to be for my characters.
I mentioned in my previous post that I will give small glimpses into this book as the blog continues, so I will. I can't release much information on any of the characters, but I will unravel tid-bits as often as I can. For me personally, the first step in beginning this book was to develop a plot. Obviously. After that idea came, it felt empty, I couldn't continue to build on the foundation I'd discovered without people to help me. I had to have characters. Characters who could help me build from that foundation, to help me write each sentence on every page and support me or help me change a word when it wasn't right. See, these are not just characters in a book. These individuals are writing this book with me. They will live out my ideas; as they develop, the story will develop, shaping around them like a glove to a hand. Hopefully.