Thursday Thoughts: Stick a Fork In It

A friend of mine was talking about which WIP to work on and why she’d switched from one to another. She mentioned reader input and then we discussed inspiration, because sometimes, to find the words, you need to listen to that nudge from your Muse and follow the inspiration. I’ll admit, I can be flighty when it comes to Works in Progress. This is why I love Scrivener as a writing “platform.” I can easly skip betwseen porjects, drop in a randopm scene, write myself a note, leave a link for further research, or spend some time writing–both intentional while following a plot thread and “free” writing, which is following that spark of an idea..

For every fork in the road, Silver, there are often two paths from which to choose: the one you “should” take and the one you want to take.

Take the second. Always take the second.

I did,
The Universe

Man, Silver, could life rock any more than it does?

FYI, I have notes and scenes for about ten different books*, in addition to scenes that are totally random and I have no clue who the characters are. See? I listen  and follow the inspiration because that’s the fort in the road I WANT to take. Even if the fork I SHOULD take is the one that leads to a project under deadline or one that’s close to being finished and I’m just ready to stick a fork in it and say I’m done. 😉 Speaking of being done, I’m just over halfway in the revisions for UNDER THE ASSASSIN’S MOON. If I can fight off distractions and nap attacks, I might actually finish that part of the process today. Tomorrow for sure. What have you “done” lately?

*I have no time or inclincanation because I already have too many series and ideas but a new one hit me last night: the Whiskey Bravo series. Four friends who are now doing…something. Their names? Jackson “Jack” Daniels, Evanston “Evan” Williams, John “Johnnie” Walker, and James “Jim” Beam. All I have to say is, “Iffy, go home. You’re drunk!”


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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1 Response to Thursday Thoughts: Stick a Fork In It

  1. Heh, that friend of yours is somethin’, ain’t she? ;o) I wish I could write your way sometimes. Being able to switch between projects and write scenes for something other than the WIP de jour would probably help me get more accomplished.

    Yay for progress on revisions! And I love the new idea. =o)

    What have I done lately? Sadly, not much of diddly-squat. I need to gird my loins, pull up my big-girl panties, and get over myself. This sporadic stuff is not getting me any closer to accomplishing anything. Keep up the good work, girlfriend. You’ve got this. :hugs:

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