Enter shiny new idea.
|Chase that baby down!|
Is this the beginning? Would you consider the beginning the moment you spot this comet hurtling along the fringe of your mind? Or would it be when you reach out and grab it by its sparkling tail, wrangling it in with fits and starts until you're worn out but grinning from ear to ear because you've claimed it?
I pondered this as I considered what the beginning would be for MINGLED. It came to me as a shiny new idea during early fall, around September 2011. Inspired by The Hunger Games, I thought I'd write up something sort of like it, except, I have a thing for the paranormal so I figured I could go with the post-apocalyptic scene, weave in my paranormal element(s) and go from there.
I didn't start writing story details down until a week or two before NaNoWriMo. Then in November, I banged out 20-25k words before hitting life's brick wall and getting a little too ill to work it out to 50k like I wanted.
I'm looking at NaNoWriMo 2011 as the beginning of my story. What do you consider as the beginning for yours?