I read in a book once that writing is one of the most hardest jobs in the universe. I'm starting to believe that it's true...
So, here's a little update. I won't be posting any more chapters of 'The Safe Place' on Scratch until the entire book is finished (which will be in like... seven years xD). If you wanna read it (I would love feedback), go to my website: www.friendblog419.wordpress.com
So... I need your help on a little something...
As you know, I just finished the second draft of the first chapter... well, kind of.
Beginnings are often the hardest parts for writers. They require going through a long list of ideas, taking weeks writing out the ideas, and then going back through the process.
I have two beginnings for my book here, and I would like you guys to tell me which one you like best.
- Ethan is caught in class passing notes to his friend, and he gets caught by his calculus teacher, Mrs. Angelo. Mrs. Angelo informs Ethan that if he causes any more trouble. I like this beginning, but I feel like it should have more adventure and dialog between Ethan and people his age.
- We get a peek into one of Ethan's reoccurring dreams. He's running through a huge cave with glass walls, where he keeps having revelations through dreams that don't make any sense. Ethan is awoken by his eccentric best friend, Zane, who throws a rock at Ethan's window. After getting ready, Ethan and Zane head off to school, where they find the school bully, Timothy, messing with one of the other kids. Ethan tells Timothy to leave the kid alone, but he ends up getting pinned to the wall. Coryn, Timothy's older sister and Ethan's friend, cuts in and tells Timothy to lay off. Timothy obeys, but he tells Ethan that he will regret trying to help the kid later. The kid happens to be Paedo, a teen boy in Ethan's class who gets around by using a wheelchair. Later on, Ethan and Zane are walking home from school when they see a strange figure dash into an empty alley. They follow the figure, but all they find is a sword and a letter that reads:
This sword once belonged to Eshte, Keeper of Flame. Please bring it to Professor Pete so it can be returned to Eshte's son, Ethan.