January 9th, 2013
Rearranging Things For Sanity Sake

I know I’ve been quiet. I have actually been charting out AIDAN’S MATE. I had a general outline that I wrote a long time ago, but it needed fleshing out so it would at least be recognizable. I’m happy with what I’ve come up with. I think it’ll turn out to be a decent story. But now that it’s done, I’m taking a break from it for a little while. My brain isn’t ready to dive back into romance yet. I think it’s because I had so much fun writing THE DARK KING that it’s refusing to switch gears. I know what you’re thinking…I control my brain. My brain doesn’t control me. Yes, this is true…right up until the point it bitch slaps me and refuses to cooperate when I sit down to write. My face is still smarting.

So instead of continuing to fight it, I’m going to take a short break and work on something else. (Probably my next YA or maybe my western horror.) Anything that doesn’t have a romance in it. Hopefully that will give it enough of a break, so that when I return to Aidan’s Mate I won’t have any more problems. Because honestly, nothing pisses me off more than having a story charted out and still not being able to write it.

On a personal note, looks like I may be heading over to Scotland for a while. Nothing is set yet, but that is the current plan. It’ll be stressful and wonderful. Just what this creative mind needs to shake it out of its way too small comfort zone. Expect lots of pictures, if I go. 🙂

4 comments to “Rearranging Things For Sanity Sake”

  1. Hey, there must be a little romance in any plot we write, right? 🙂

  2. Bernard, Yes, that’s true, even if it’s based around friendships. The great thing with switching gears is that it doesn’t have to be the focus of the story. 🙂

  3. I hate knowing exactly what happens and having NO WORDS. Yay for Scotland, and may the switch to a different genre recharge your creativity.

  4. Charli,

    I do, too. I would love to know what’s happening internally when that occurs because it seems counter intuitive.

    Here’s hoping.