Just a short sort of blog today- more of a question really.
Where do you start your stories?
Yes, yes, I know--start where the protagonist's life goes sideways, where things jump off the rails, where it appears as if everything is going to spin into world class hinkiness. Also, other fun tips- start with action and never give backstory in the beginning.
Now, I've seen stories that follow the rules and fail and break the rules and succeed (granted, rarely). Given the types of books I write I do start with action. But I recently realized I jumped the gun in one. I dove into the main storyline way too fast. It seemed logical when I was writing it, but now that I'm trying to fix the story (hmmmm- wonder why ;)) I realized I began too soon.
So what are your thoughts about beginnings- yours or others? What do you love, hate, wish you had done yourself?