Comments on: First chapters: Even better than first dates! http://www.silkandshadows.com/2009/01/26/first-chapters-even-better-than-first-dates/ Dark Times Call for Dark Heroes Mon, 20 May 2013 04:37:58 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 By: lizmania http://www.silkandshadows.com/2009/01/26/first-chapters-even-better-than-first-dates/comment-page-1/#comment-821 lizmania Fri, 30 Jan 2009 04:30:59 +0000 http://www.silkandshadows.com/?p=547#comment-821 Gypsie-- aren't those chapter 12 new stories just the best? Like sneaking off to the coffee shop around the corner terrified your old lover will walk in the door. Such guilty pleasures we indulge in, but so much more fun than slogging through the middle! Gypsie– aren’t those chapter 12 new stories just the best? Like sneaking off to the coffee shop around the corner terrified your old lover will walk in the door. Such guilty pleasures we indulge in, but so much more fun than slogging through the middle!

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By: Jessa Slade http://www.silkandshadows.com/2009/01/26/first-chapters-even-better-than-first-dates/comment-page-1/#comment-809 Jessa Slade Tue, 27 Jan 2009 18:46:23 +0000 http://www.silkandshadows.com/?p=547#comment-809 Ooh, Katherine, a new blog topic: How writing a book is like a diet... Ooh, Katherine, a new blog topic: How writing a book is like a diet…

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By: Katherine http://www.silkandshadows.com/2009/01/26/first-chapters-even-better-than-first-dates/comment-page-1/#comment-803 Katherine Mon, 26 Jan 2009 23:42:02 +0000 http://www.silkandshadows.com/?p=547#comment-803 A new diet has the same affect on me. I'm so full of hope in the beginning. So much goal setting and determination! Go, go, go and lose the water weight! Then reality sets in...it's really "work"! I'm still trying! :lol: A new diet has the same affect on me. I’m so full of hope in the beginning. So much goal setting and determination!

Go, go, go and lose the water weight!

Then reality sets in…it’s really “work”!

I’m still trying! :lol:

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By: Allison Chase http://www.silkandshadows.com/2009/01/26/first-chapters-even-better-than-first-dates/comment-page-1/#comment-802 Allison Chase Mon, 26 Jan 2009 21:07:56 +0000 http://www.silkandshadows.com/?p=547#comment-802 My first date/chapter? It's like getting picked up in some really hot guy's convertable Porche. We speed along on mountain roads with the wind in our hair and breathtaking vistas spread out before us. We're feeling young, chic, invincible...anything is possible. Until of course the car gets a flat somewhere in chapter five and we hit the guard rail bending the chasis and end up in the body shop getting a total overhaul. Sigh. My first date/chapter? It’s like getting picked up in some really hot guy’s convertable Porche. We speed along on mountain roads with the wind in our hair and breathtaking vistas spread out before us. We’re feeling young, chic, invincible…anything is possible. Until of course the car gets a flat somewhere in chapter five and we hit the guard rail bending the chasis and end up in the body shop getting a total overhaul. Sigh.

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By: Gypsie http://www.silkandshadows.com/2009/01/26/first-chapters-even-better-than-first-dates/comment-page-1/#comment-801 Gypsie Mon, 26 Jan 2009 20:56:03 +0000 http://www.silkandshadows.com/?p=547#comment-801 I thought I was the only one who felt this way. My first three chapters are the ones that have me floating on cloud 9, smiling and looking at the bright side of things. By chapter 6 comes the "screening the phones calls" part of writing, You know you sit down at the computer and your planing the write then you start surfing the internet. Chapter 12 is about when the "cheating" starts, ( oh come on I'm not the only one with multiple story's) This is when another story is looking way better. Wow, I never thought of it but writing a book is like a love affair. Just think how happy we are when its over. I thought I was the only one who felt this way. My first three chapters are the ones that have me floating on cloud 9, smiling and looking at the bright side of things. By chapter 6 comes the “screening the phones calls” part of writing, You know you sit down at the computer and your planing the write then you start surfing the internet. Chapter 12 is about when the “cheating” starts, ( oh come on I’m not the only one with multiple story’s) This is when another story is looking way better. Wow, I never thought of it but writing a book is like a love affair. Just think how happy we are when its over.

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By: Jessa Slade http://www.silkandshadows.com/2009/01/26/first-chapters-even-better-than-first-dates/comment-page-1/#comment-800 Jessa Slade Mon, 26 Jan 2009 20:37:49 +0000 http://www.silkandshadows.com/?p=547#comment-800 Ha. Ah yes, the 'coyote morning,' where you'd rather chew your arm off than wake your bed partner when you slip away. Coyote mornings are sooo much easier on a computer: DELETE! Ha. Ah yes, the ‘coyote morning,’ where you’d rather chew your arm off than wake your bed partner when you slip away. Coyote mornings are sooo much easier on a computer: DELETE!

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By: Over at Silk And Shadows « The Mythology of Humanity http://www.silkandshadows.com/2009/01/26/first-chapters-even-better-than-first-dates/comment-page-1/#comment-799 Over at Silk And Shadows « The Mythology of Humanity Mon, 26 Jan 2009 20:35:21 +0000 http://www.silkandshadows.com/?p=547#comment-799 [...] at Silk And Shadows I’m at Silk And Shadows today, talking about all the ways first chapters are like first [...] [...] at Silk And Shadows I’m at Silk And Shadows today, talking about all the ways first chapters are like first [...]

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By: Sharon Ashwood http://www.silkandshadows.com/2009/01/26/first-chapters-even-better-than-first-dates/comment-page-1/#comment-798 Sharon Ashwood Mon, 26 Jan 2009 15:07:52 +0000 http://www.silkandshadows.com/?p=547#comment-798 If my first chapters are dates, they're like speed dating. Quick, glib, and thrown away to try again within minutes because the first 500 first tries are drek .... If my first chapters are dates, they’re like speed dating. Quick, glib, and thrown away to try again within minutes because the first 500 first tries are drek ….

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By: KimLenox http://www.silkandshadows.com/2009/01/26/first-chapters-even-better-than-first-dates/comment-page-1/#comment-797 KimLenox Mon, 26 Jan 2009 14:53:08 +0000 http://www.silkandshadows.com/?p=547#comment-797 Jessa, I always feel so smart and creative in my first three chapters. Then I get to ... <em>the rest of the book. </em> To follow your first date analogy, this would be "the morning after" when your mascara is smeared, the lighting isn't so kind and you need to brush your teeth. The blank page stares at you as if to say, "And you are?". Ouch, it's really a challenge to maintain that excitement all the way through to "THE END". Kim Jessa,

I always feel so smart and creative in my first three chapters. Then I get to … the rest of the book.

To follow your first date analogy, this would be “the morning after” when your mascara is smeared, the lighting isn’t so kind and you need to brush your teeth. The blank page stares at you as if to say, “And you are?”.

Ouch, it’s really a challenge to maintain that excitement all the way through to “THE END”.

Kim

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