Book Done Yet: Practice Jumps & Plot Lines

I wrote yesterday about not spending much time on the beginning of a book because it’ll change once you get to the end, and I still think that’s true of the first scene unless I change something concrete in it, like a character’s name or the setting. But getting the first ten thousand words in line is also the beginning, the first ten percent (all numbers are rough estimates), roughly the first third of my first act is where most of my set-up has to happen (this is a Crusie Rule for Crusies only; YMMD). But I also have to move plot during that 10%. So after letting it sit for a couple of days, I went back to look at my first 10K on Nita’s book.

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