I was once told to always try to include a spot of red in a photo for interest and for years my red walking socks provided this element of our holiday photos as we explored the great outdoors. The latest jigsaw I have on the side table, ready to add a few pieces in passing each day, is based on a watercolour and the artist has including several patches of red in the form of a jacket, flags, etc. Focusing on completing those sections along with a strong line cutting right across the image has helped get the puzzle under way. It is not the way I would normally tackle a puzzle but seems to work in this instance.
I’ve been struggling with a couple of pieces I need to write – an assignment and a report for our WI – and neither seems easy to start. I cannot get the right tone for the opening of either. Now I have tried dipping my toe deeper into the water instead. I am working on one feature in each that will appear at some point in the finished item but definitely not as an opening. Again this seems to be working. At least I no longer have empty files where the drafts should be. There is something to edit and expand and hopefully bring to a satisfactory conclusion.
“Let’s start at the very beginning. A very good place to start…” may not always ring true.