Monday, March 12, 2012

Trying Something New

So I finished the revisions of the book that was untitled which now has a title -- A BRAVER THING -- and it is now out to betas. I intended to give myself a long break from writing because I'm way behind on my reading and really sucking at finishing books. The last book I finished was back in January. JANUARY! Since then I've started, put down, started, put down, and just generally been slow. I hate that feeling, since I love reading almost more than anything.

But, of course, just when I don't really want to write, an idea burns up my mind and refuses to let me forget about it.

This Shiny New Idea has been plaguing me since early November, when I thought of it five days into NaNo, when it was too late to switch ideas. And now that I'm not currently engaged to another book, it's screaming write me, write me! You've been planning characters and scenes out in your head for four months now and I'm literally too hot to handle so you just have to write me! I promise I'll be beautiful and powerful and oh so enticing to the publishing industry! Come on, just start me, I'll practically write myself!

It's so seductive.

I'm so, so excited to start it. But... it's screaming to be written in third person. Which I haven't written since I was thirteen.

Part of me is scared of leaving behind my first person default, but part of me is so desperate for some change in voice. Lately I've felt like I'm writing the same thing over and over. Change could be an awesome, amazing thing right now.

Oh, what the hell am I so worried about? I'm just going to go start the damn book! :)


  1. Yay to finishing your book and sending it out to the beta world!! Woo hoo! And I can totally relate to the SNI syndrome...I always say I'm going to take a break from writing and I can't. I just can't!

  2. Woohoo! Shiny New Ideas are awesome!

  3. I love how you wrote that--the idea burning in your mind, refusing to let you forget.

    That's what happens to me. Although I have plenty of projects to work on, one of my ideas caught fire in February and I couldn't ignore it either.

    What would be interesting to know is whether you keep reverting back to 1st person or if you're able to naturally write 3rd. Good luck.

  4. I know the feeling. My Shiny New Idea is actually still forming in my head. But I can't get it out. Mine is mostly thanks to The Game of Thrones Series. That series throws inspiration at me at the speed of light. However, I'm telling myself: finish your current series first.

    However, Shiny New Idea won't budge.

    If it tells you to write it, write it. I guess htat's the muse trying to get your attention!