I’ve followed my challenge for three weeks now. Yeah! I’ve been almost perfect with just one day that I had to do some make up last Saturday. I think I’ve finished Day 1 of the Armchair Genealogist‘s writing challenge today. I spent an hour reading first chapters to get a better sense of hooks and inciting incidents. It was kind of fun. I’ve never looked at books that way before. I read from Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls, Foundation by Isaac Asimov, The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card and Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. Half Broke Horses is from the library the rest are from our own collection. You can see what kind of books I tend to read, though I’ve expanded my choice through our neighborhood book club but I haven’t purchased any of those books.
Anyway, back to the writing challenge. At the moment I’m going to start with the cross-country drive as the hook and the letter from the Navy as the inciting incident. Don’t be surprised if this changes as I learn and work through the process but I have to pick something and go from there. See you back here on Monday. I’ll probably have to actually start writing by then.