It's the first Wednesday of the month and time for another Insecure Writers Support Group post.
I'm working through some mental blocks regarding my writing, and trying to calm myself down. I'm so eager to get a finished product that I get frustrated with the work required to get there. I knew writing wasn't easy, but for some reason I didn't think it would be this hard.
My problem right now (really my problem always) is beginnings. I never know how to start things. What both my CPs came back with was that the story doesn't really get interesting until nearly a third of the way through. Fitting in character introductions, explaining the nature of my universe and how the characters influence it, and laying the ground work for the latter part of the story--I'm have trouble getting it down without a lot of info dumping.
I'll get there. I just have to keep reminding myself that it will get done, and it will take time and effort to do it right.