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,
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!