I've had several ideas bounce around in my head about what I want to write but haven't been able to put down that first word to get me going. I suppose I could start in the middle or the end, and work my way back to a beginning. Even that sounds too confusing.
While I often encourage folks to write with reckless abandon, that's much easier to do when you have know the direction you want to pursue, at least initially.
I think many writers haven't taken off in one direction, only to head off another way once they get into their story. I know I have.
I'm also weighing whether to write a young adult or contemporary mainstream novel. The final determination will be the "adult" factor. Perhaps I'm old-fashioned, but I don't like to expose young folks to plot lines before their time. I know other young-adult writers disagree with me on this matter.
Of course, I could multi-task and work on several novels. Maybe one would emerge as the stronger story while the others would be relegated to future projects.
I do hope to get moving on another manuscript in the next week or so.
Until the next time...