I run across people from time to time who ask me about my writing. I tell them this story or that or where I’m going with a character. They tell me they’re writers as well and when I ask to read something they’ve written, they reply, “I’m still in the planning stages. I don’t know where to start.”
To throw another quote out there, as Maria said, “Start at the very beginning. It’s a very good place to start.”
I’ve been in that place. I’ve been frozen by the blank pages and the thought of how to fill it with words. But writers write. We lock ourselves away with our thoughts and put them on paper. And because two quotes are not enough, as my mother says, “The room isn’t going to clean itself.”
So I printed this quote out and added it to my vision board to remind myself, in order to become an author, I must suit words to actions.