Tuesday, June 03, 2008

I hate when that happens

Sort of.

Last week I finished my paranormal novel and sent it off to my agent. This weekend Ursula finished up all her editing projects and now it's time to start something new.

Ah, the possibilities! I keep a project list on my bulletin board above my desk. It has currently eleven (11) titles listed on it. Mostly sequels to stories I've already written and a few half formed ideas for Single Titles.

Over the weekend I worked feverishly on a synopsis [I know I hate those, but decided to try something new and write one FIRST] for what I hope to be a single title sci-fi e-rom for Bernadette and a synopsis for the sequel to the book I just finished.

Then I had one of those brilliant flashes of inspiration and a cool title [for which I have no story] appeared in my head. I went to my Idea file to enter it into my long list of cool titles for which I have no stories and then got caught up in reading all my story ideas and I came across one that was originally going to be historical. I don’t write historicals so why I came up with the idea, I don’t know, but then I had another one of those brilliant flashes and realized this historical could be converted to a sci-fi/futuristic.

And I was off and running. Now I’ve got half of chapter one done, no synopsis of course, but I don’t care. I’m going to see where this one takes me. Then maybe I’ll get back on track with the 11 projects waiting patiently in the queue.

4 comments:

Jen said...

Good for you! Run with it!

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

I ran! I did. Then I scrapped everything I wrote and started over and ran again. It's been a roller coaster three days so far.

Savanna Kougar said...

Bernadette, I don't have that many published novels, but I know what you mean about the 'cool title' file and may ever-growing ideas files and containers. And when the Muse strikes on one of them, I hate not to go with it, even thuogh I've got the other list of what does need to be written. But I think some of my best writing comes when I just take off, and soar! I can always revise...

Xandra Gregory said...

Sometimes you just have to let that creative coffeepot drain. Run with it and I bet you'll be overjoyed at your accomplishments and refreshed for working on your queued projects.