(Here's an example of a the beginning of a daily writing session. Initially, I made no edits. But I couldn't stand it, so now it's trying to become a poem. I've changed the original, so my first effort has been subverted. Silly me. I'll probably keep editing it until the work no longer feels like creation. Once the start is in ink,the important thing is to keep going. jrs)
Blood moon coming tomorrow; eyes all on high, hoping for clear enough and no rain. A dramatic sky—clouds and patches of stars—would be fine, maybe even preferred, like daily obstacles that educe a story with grit and a voice like an old friend with a mug of steaming coffee come by to visit for no particular reason other than coffee and to breathe the same air listening to the sea. Stories can do that: come alive and show you how they need to be. A story will not lie to you unless it becomes your lie. Daily writing does not require approval. All it needs is a curious heart.