IWSG : Changing Gears

Posted on November 4, 2015

My plan for NANO was to work on The Onyx Ring, book 2 in the Family Relics series. But, a project I had stowed away a while ago, titled Sleeping Daisies, forced itself into the foreground. I had a dream about it, so of course I woke up at 4am on Sunday to dig up my notes. My "notes" included a list of fifteen bullet points as a rough outline in a notebook I use to scribble ideas before comitting them into a digital file.

Fifteen bullets...

My head said, "Work on The Onyx Ring, it's almost completely outlined with loads of details."

My heart said, "Sleeping Daisies is the BOMB! You need to write it now, now, now!!!"

Of course, my heart wins. :-1

Maybe fifteen bullets is all I need for this project. I guess we'll find out in a few weeks.


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For all you NaNoWriMo participants, a bit of humor.











GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

WRITE ON!


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16 comments:

  1. haha. I love the last cartoon. If only we all had someone like that in our lives! (Or not! That would be intimidating! I probably wouldn't get a single word written like that!) Best of luck in NaNoWriMo and getting both of your stories written! :)

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    1. Thanks Mandy. That kind of muse would definitely work on me. :-)

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  2. Loved those cartoons!!! I resemble a need for all of those . . . :)
    And, I think going with your heart is the right choice!
    Happy Writing!

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  3. The muse does like to wander off.

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    1. That fickle beast! But oh how I love her... :-D

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  4. I'm such a pantser that 15 bullet points of prep seems like a lot to me :-) I'm NaNo-ing too. And it's good to write what your heart wants.

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    1. Maybe I overthought it, Samantha, you know? Maybe I turned off the creative fire on Book 2 with too much time spent thinking and planning and outlining. The first draft of the first book had about a dozen bullets to work from, and the story flew out my fingertips like it couldn't wait to be told. Maybe this panster project is what I need to remind myself of how good it feels to write this way. :-1

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  5. Great comics. Good luck with NaNo! My muse prefers a machete. ;)

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  6. The heart wants what the heart wants. Good luck in NaNoWriMo! PS Love those NaNo toons, especially the last three, lol. The Twitter one seems awfully, familiar…hmm.

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    1. Thanks Lidy! Twitter, Facebook, GooglePlus. I have to constanty close my browser down. Like, right now! **closes browser window**

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  7. Ha! I love that last cartoon! And I know how it feels when one plot or character totally hijacks you and makes you want to abandon a current project. Whatever you decide to work on, good luck!

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  8. I loved the comics!! I often have multiple ideas for stories, but I lose interest in 99% before they reach the outlining stage. I hope Sleeping Daisies keeps you riveted, butt-in-chair, and churning out the words!

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    1. Lexa, I usually go as far as 20 bullets when I get an idea, all very high level, and then I just start writing. The Onyx Ring is part of a serial, so I needed to make sure it was tight especially since its going into a 3rd book. Maybe too much outlining killed my motivation. Hopefully finishing this project is the motivation I need to get back to it. :-D

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