In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis G. Carroll, we read, “Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
Sounds logical enough, but how do we know when we’ve reached The End?
I’ve been like most writers, a great story pops into my head, and I start writing. Midway in the story, usually at the 40,000 word point, I realize I probably need a title, a cover, and a description of sorts. Let the scrambling begin!
With my latest new book, I started with the cover! And not just A Cover, but covers for all the books in the new series. After I had the cover and the title, the description was easy.
I’m just past the 40,000 word mark, and I don’t miss the scrambling. Starting at THE END has made the book easier (notice I didn’t say easy) to write. I think I even know how the series might end – rare for me!
Wren’s new writing assignment, a haunted campground in Arizona, is perfect except for the killer who wants her dead.
BLOODSHED IN THE BADLANDS Release Date: August 21.
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