First Chapters

I wasn’t sure what to write about today, then I started thinking about the first chapter in Into the Emerald and decided that would be a good starting point.

I’m not completely happy with it.  It doesn’t flow like the rest of the book does.  I think it’s because I was getting into my groove as I was writing and I wasn’t quite there yet with that first section.

As I attempt to rewrite it, I am struck by how much we sometimes wish we could rewrite some of our own personal first chapters.  I look back at my life and see many things I wish were different, but then I realize they helped shape the person I am today.  I like the person I am today.  If I could change anything, would I really want to?  Would I still have the people that are in my life right now?  Would I be where I want to be as far as trying to live a positive life?  I think it would be too much of a chance to take.

I’m in a “First Chapter” in my life right at this moment.  Both with my writing and my personal life.  I know there will be errors and mistakes, it’s part of life, but I feel like I know enough now to make my best effort.  To be me and to share me.  To be there for others.  To write my story as best I can, as honestly as I can and to be a part of the story for others in my life.  No rewrite planned.



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