Write one paragraph, 3-4 long, run-on (if needed) sentences. Write the beginning. On the first half of page 1, in double-spaced typing, write the 5 W’s and 1 H. Who. What. Where. When. Why. How. Describing who’s in the story, what’s happening, where it’s happening, when it’s happening, why it’s happening and how it’s happening. Remember, no more than one paragraph covering half of page 1. You have now typed your beginning.
You know the routine by now. I typed my beginning and now I'm done for the day. I don't feel especially productive, but I am starting to see the value of an exercise like this. Chipping away at a daunting task through the use of simple goals, planning and consistency. Kind of like poor Andy Dufresne and his tiny rock hammer in The Shawshank Redemption — 'cept I don't want to spend 19 years working on this script!