I have finally managed to successfully get a grip on this serial fiction! At least I hope so… how can I say those two things in the same line?
Well, I already had my prologue and Chapter one I just finished drafting yesterday. I just finished Chapter two and have made some extensive notes on where things from the past stand. No, I’m not revealing that yet.
I have also forwarded the Prologue and Chapter one in their unedited state onto the guys but haven’t heard a thing which is incredibly frustrating because I don’t know if I’m proceeding with the project or not and I’d like to know what they think before I carry on through more of this.
Either way, it’s a project that I’m working on which is great and either way there will be a story at the end! A new project will be complete no matter what and possibly in shorter time than my usual works!
So what made the difference? A week ago I was frustrated because I couldn’t get moving. A week ago I felt like a hamster on a wheel just killing time going in circles. The difference was stepping away from it all and letting it all percolate in my mind for a while before attempting to write again.
Here I am, so far successfully, with something concrete written! Something that I can print and edit and submit.
They always say that with writer’s block you need to take a step back. Go do something else whether it’s cleaning out the fridge or stuffing your mouth with a whole pack of gum and taking a walk. All I did was close the book and focused on other things.
It’s like all the pieces started to fall into place. It’s like a jigsaw puzzle. You sit and find lots of pieces to fit into the puzzle but then they all start to look the same to you and you have to walk away. When you go back, all kinds of pieces start to fall into place.
So don’t give up! Keep working. Give it a rest; grab that gum and take a walk. Let your mind rest because in reality it’s still working and sorting and filing all the information you overloaded it with.
Of course this doesn’t mean that I won’t be writing here again in a week in another frustrated state because one of my characters did something I wasn’t expecting which will force me to go back and overhaul everything I have written to this point… in fact, I might have a very small issue with that already. I think my murder survivor might have been more promiscuous than I first thought… she’s already putting other ideas in my head.
As usual, I will definitely write, write, write and I’ll be back to keep you up to date!