The Next Confusing Step… Finding the Next Story and POV

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The Next Confusing Step… Finding the Next Story and POV

10
May,2012

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So… I don’t know about other writers but I hate this transitional period.

This is the time where you’ve just completed a novel that you’ve spent MONTHS  slaving over and now it’s done. And my mind has been thrashed; it almost blew a gasket and now I have to keep writing… Because I’m not on vacation!

(I was thinking 3 nights in Waikiki in August) 4 nights… 5…

Anyway…

Here’s the problem…

I outlined Misty Black, even wrote the first chapter to my satisfaction. And I’m writing and writing but I just can’t push through this…. Whatever THIS is. It’s a wall. I’m slamming right into it. I’m just NOT feeling it.

You don’t know this but I spent YEARS crafting the story of Misty Black. I have pages of notes. Character descriptions. Chapter breakdowns. Quadrant lists. I mean, I have years of Misty Black. But, I can’t kick that wall down at the moment in order to write it!

I’m pretty much sure Parched is the culprit…

I can’t leave that world. Am I trapped there? Even after book seven, I don’t think I’ll be able to leave it. I’ve even decided to expand it. Create all these other creatures that escape to earth and screw with humans and only certain factions of the Benel sisters and their bonds can save them, depending on the dilemma.

Just wait…. Oh… Dude, I can’t wait to get into book 6 and book 7!

Although, I can’t go on to book 6 yet because I’m still conceptualizing it. But I can’t spend this time writing Misty Black either for some reason.

So…. Today, I picked up a story that I started a few weeks ago to recoup after hitting a rough patch while writing Ignite. I really want to write this story. It’s chick-lit sort of. It’s about these two sets of sisters who are cousins, Generation X’ers, who are just stuck in life. But the way they deal with each other is so funny and how they get caught up in each other’s dilemmas…

I was writing that earlier but stopped abruptly because although I satisfied my  story interest problem, the third person POV just felt…wrong. It felt like the story was getting away from me. Same with Misty Black. I’m writing both in 3rd person, past tense. And it just feels wrong in both accounts.

So here’s what I’m going to do… Figure out the POV and structure for Misty Black. Maybe skip the past tense, keep the 3rd person. Maybe first person past tense for Complex.

Or…

Maybe take a longer break and let my brain recoup–if that’s even the problem…

Or…

Start outlining book six of Parched, while figuring out how to start writing Misty Black and continue to impatiently WAIT to finally get to Complex…

Whichever, I choose it has to be soon because I’m dying here!!!!

Peace.

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