I've got me a serious case of startabookaphobia as I think Steph named it a while back.
Many things have gotten easier the more books I write, but some things never get easier and one thing that seems to get harder each time is starting. Starting used to be one of my favorite parts.
I think because I've got a better grasp now on how important great openings are... it all feels so high pressured to me.
Also, I descended through a few circles of hell while revising my last manuscript, (and those were just revisions for me...) and so I'm probably nervous about plunging myself into that angsty place again.
But, I need to start book 3 in my current contract soon, and I also want to write a short story ASAP. And I'm realizing how long it's been since I started something new...
Yikes. Any tips?
Maybe I just need reminders that this whole writing thing is worth it. There are good parts, right? LOL. Needy much?
* BTW. I don't know who the artist for this fab cartoon is... but I snagged it from here. I think it's my new mascot. I should look at her daily to remind myself how crazy I can be. :)