Saturday, June 9, 2012

Choosing a New Project

So, now my first book's published, online, available for purchase (squee!), and I'm running through edits on its spinoff, Enraptured, which will be available in August, I've arrived at the point where I'm ready to create again. To meet new characters or, perhaps, revisit old ones whose story has yet to be told in full.

The easy part of this? I've decided to complete a YA (Young Adult).

The hard part? I don't know which one to choose!! Paranormal, Steampunk, or Contemporary with a Paranormal twist. All have elements dear to me, characters with the potential for fantastic adventure.

I don't believe in writing for the market. That kind of pressure makes me clam, leaves the cursor blink-blink-blinking at me in that mocking way only a cursor and a blank page can. Which means I'll have to pick the one pulling the hardest, then go with it. Or, more accurately, allow the story to pick me and pray that I do it justice.

Easier said than done, am I right?

If you're a writer, how do you get yourself into writing mode? How do you delve in, submerge into your world, move next door to your characters? Do you have a method? Or do you just wing it?

Peace, Love, and Junior Mints,


Andrew Leon said...

I don't know? I just sort of sit down and do it. Sometimes it involves Freecell.

Bonnie Rae said...

I live by my writing schedule. I know at certain times of every day when I have set aside time to write. And if I am inspired beyond those points I consider it a bonus.

Outlining helps as well. I might not always be in the mood, but I have the outline to help get my creative juices flowing so I at least now what needs to happen and when.

Lynn Proctor said...

i pretty much need to be inspired--otherwise, i just wing it :)

Aaron Burr said...

Just do what Bonnie Rae says. However, if being organized and disciplined doesn't work, just do what I do and either mentally kill off your characters or place them in extreme peril.

See, that way you'll be so busy trying to figure out how to revive or otherwise save your characters that you'll forget you ever lacked that necessary creative spark.

Hey, it worked for J.K. Rowling.

Heather Murphy said...

Congrats on your book! I'm a new follower from A-Z Roadtrip

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