So, yesterday, it happened. That thing that every writer lives for, needs, desires. The spark for the next book. Sure you’ve written x amount of books and you feel like they’re pretty darn good, but now what. It reminds me of the line people in Hollywood use. “You’re only as good as your last movie.” There’s no resting on your laurels (or lack thereof for those of us poor, unfortunate, unagented souls). You have to continue forging ahead, finding new inspiration, writing your next piece of gold.
Finally, I’m there! Started on something new last night and I can feel this one in my bones. It’s tingling deep down and I can see it start to finish, and all the brilliance in between. I’ve already written an upper MG fantasy with a boy MC and now, I’m delving into the world of middle grade fiction with a spunky girl MC and I’m in love with her right away. I have the title which I’m not sharing as of yet, best to actually finish the book first, but I know it’s dead on. So, for a while, I may not be as active on Twitter or even the blog because I’m diving head first into this new project and when I resurface, it’s gonna be GOOD, so GOOD.
Since I’ve written this under my Sunday’s Deep Thought category, I’ll leave you with this. Don’t force it. Don’t sit down and stare at the white blank page until your brain implodes. Get the first inklings of that next book spontaneously and let it ruminate. See something on TV or in a book and feel that bing, bing, bing go off in your head. Your subconscious is working its magic and getting everything together in its perfect form and time. I do believe that things happen just as they’re supposed to exactly when they’re supposed to. Doesn’t mean I’m always all zen about it and don’t get impatient and then have moments of throwing myself on the floor in fits of rage because it hasn’t happened yet, but still, I believe it and that’s what’s important here. Focus people!
I’d love to hear from you guys on your divine moments of inspiration, if you’ve recently started a new WIP or if you’re currently struggling waiting for that next WIP to light up your life. All of you guys are genius and HI-larious, so please share your experiences and wealth of knowledge on this subject so that others in the writer community can benefit from your journey. Btw, writers? You guys are a tremendously supportive group of peeps and that’s just great. Have a wonderful Sunday, leave comments, pass this along and I’m getting back to my new shiny WIP