Thursday Thoughts: Universal POV

So…writing hasn’t exactly been easy-peasy for…oh…quite awhile now. Writing was something I always did. If I wasn’t writing, I was thinking about writing because the stories were all there, milling about in my head just waiting for me to jot down the words. Then stuff happened. Not necessarily bad stuff…just stuff. Stuff that got in the way. Stuff that took my mind off the whys and they wheres and the whos and the hows. The last book took me forever.  I partially blame Stuff, but I also partially blame the book because it kept taking wild detours. Since THE GHOSTS AND THE ANCIENT STONES released, I’ve been fiddling around with a couple of different projects, all of which need to be written ASAP. Yet the words just aren’t gelling. Except sometimes the are. Then the Universe popped in for a visit…

Believe me, I know all about it. I know the stress. I know the frustration. I know the temptations of time and space. Silver, we worked this out ahead of time. They’re part of the plan. We knew this stuff might happen. Actually, you insisted they be triggered whenever you were ready to begin thinking thoughts you’ve never thought before.

Good on you,
The Universe

Silver, new thinking is always the answer.

The Big U is right. The project that is sort of whispering in my ear is not my normal way of of doing things. It’s like writing a TV series with an ensemble cast. No one story within the patchwork of the whole is as important as the next character’s. It’s weird. And it’s kind of wonderful in away. I get to control the entire timeline for this group of Wolves. And I have more Wolves than I have heroines at the moment and you know what? That’s okay. Not all of them may find their one. But the ones who are? Yeah, I’m liking herding these cats. And I’m adding words, usually every day, though not always in huge amounts. One sentence at a time, right? Right. Progress is better than procrastination. I’ve been doing enough of that for…like…forever!

So, readers, would you read a book that’s set up like an episodic TV show? And writers, have you ever deviated off your plan and find something that works better for you? Inquiring minds want to know!


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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6 Responses to Thursday Thoughts: Universal POV

  1. You know I’ll read whatever you put out into the world. If it wasn’t you, I’m not sure I’d pick up a story like that, though. Maybe if I knew for sure it was finished, I’d read it. But I try new TV shows, and this concept isn’t really that different from picking up a series – just in shorter form. Maybe I just need to wrap my brain around this new way of writing a story. Could be awesome. You rebel, you. Groundbreaking. Leading the way. Go for it!

    • Silver James says:

      It’ll be a complete story. Totally standalone, though with ties to other groups of Wolves because…yeah. It’s just that instead of focusing on say…Bowie and Fiona from start to finish, their story is intermingled with Mick and Shannon’s, with Devlin and Kathleen’s (and both is that one convoluted! Long story! LOL), with Ronan and Maura’s, and a couple of others. There’s stuff happening and the Wolves meet their mates in the course of things and it all just kind of flows and each chapter is like an episode. And NO. I have no plans of trying that whole Amazon Vella thing. Nope. This will be a complete book when it goes live, just centered on a group instead of a couple. If that makes any more sense? I’m probably not explaining it well because my brain isn’t quite wrapped around it firmly either. I’m just sorta feeling my way through the story, hoping the framework and plot is strong enough to support the cast of characters.

  2. Dawn says:

    Sounds interesting and intriguing

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