I’m in the process of starting a new project, which is very exciting. Only I realized the other day that it’s the first time in five years since I’m starting something new. And I’m a little psyched out.
I started writing the Jacob Wonderbar series in 2008. Ever since then I’ve written three Jacob Wonderbar novels and the guide to writing a novel, but for all of those subsequent projects I already had a voice established. For the Wonderbar sequels I already had the world and characters, and for the guide I already had established my “voice” from my blog.
Now I’m confronting the blinking cursor and that feeling of not knowing exactly where to start. This is something I talked about in the guide to writing a novel, but I think I need some extra words of wisdom.
How do you get started on a project? Where do you begin and how do you overcome your inertia?
Art: The wanderer above the sea of fog by Caspar David Friedrich