Let me first point out some darn cool things I have got going on this evening all of which are associated with my new droid phone. Did I mention I love this little thing. I feel like a a coma patient who has just awoke from a long slumber with reguard to all this new technology. The smart phones are simply incredible devices. I seriously had no idea just how far they had come in the last 5 years.
So for example I'm using my droid phone (via pdanet application) to give my netbook internet access. That inself is quite cool. I can imagine being out in the boonies at one of my wife's horseshows and still able to use all my social networking and internet games.
There are so many other apps that are of interest on this tiny machine that i dare not get into it, but it should be noted that it has been a slight distraction from the writing. However, tonight I definitely made some headway with the book. I took some terrific advice from the gals over at Confessions From Suite 500 and did a rewrite of my first page.
The advice was simple, probably why I could handle it, heh. Seriously though it plainly said that the first page and heck even the first couple of sentences should establish voice, character, setting, plot, conflict, and tone. Piece of cake right? LOL Well not for us all I can assure you of that. Never the less, I took it to heart. I understood and respect that these folks are doing this stuff for a living so their advice is definitely worthy of acknowledgement and in my manuscript's case...implementation!
Did I achieve it? I'm curious to see as well. I've submitted it to my close network of readers to determine. Important point is this, never be so close minded in this art form known as writing as to not take some much needed advice from time to time. Plug yourself in to blog sites that are as much fun to read as they are informational after all knowledge is power and hopefully it is the goo that helps make us better writers.