So yesterday I’d had a massive memory failure!! I had, unfortunately, had a number of thoughts on Sunday that I hadn’t written down. Last night I wished I had had some way of capturing the thoughts because they had entered my mind and then escaped even faster!
Amazingly, with thanks to my own blog post on Sunday, I remembered what I was thinking!
I ended up writing down THREE options last night regarding my writing and ideas. Here they are:
Option 1: continue the short story people with a series of short stories. This would involve a new case each time AND having the tension building–think love triangle (yes, forever the romance author no matter how I try). I also need to determine how old they are because in my story my PI, Anne, had several cases that she wrapped up before she took a single one on that lasted six years. If she had been successful, she could be late 30’s or early 40’s by now.
Option 2: work on Confessions in the Mural… as in do a REWRITE! Actually sit down and rewrite it–new file, etc. working from the outline I wrote out. I have been struggling with this because, as you know, I made the huge error in rearranging the whole thing before I had entered any of the edits. BIG mistake that has cost me a lot of time.
Option 3: forget about Confessions (for now) and tell another story…
either the same Mysteries of the Past with a different title/storyline (it is supposed to be a series after all so I have options)
a different novel altogether… what of it though? A paranormal again? or another romance/mystery again?
As usual, I don’t know but at least these ideas are no rumbling around in my head!
I have also found it interesting the last couple of days… first I had Seagram’s Cooler’s start following me on Twitter and now I had Waterloo Brewing Company do the same! Don’t get too excited as they are the same I’m led to believe. I’m not certain how these things come around but I thought it was neat since it is right here in the same city. I, personally, don’t drink beer, but I know many people who do and I do drink coolers once in a while. I wondered if they would be interested in running some kind of writing/tasting evening… do those things even go together?
As for work, it seems that an agreement is being drawn up by someone’s lawyer. Will find out gradually I suppose. I’m tired of gradual though! I want the whole story now! I just want it to all pour out!
Amazing how real life and planning the lives of fiction are pretty much the same isn’t it?