Sunday, May 17, 2009

Just write! Doesn't matter what!

Little Sparrow is on the back burner for now. It's missing an element, but I'm not sure what. I've already had to trash and rewrite part of it and I'm only a few chapters in, so it obviously needs more background work before I go on.

In the meantime, I've started a silly new project to entertain me and basically just get me writing again. I'm used to having a few fallow periods each year after I finish big projects, but this fallow period has been going on since February. I can no longer blame the time travel story; now it's just me being lazy and out of the habit of writing daily.

The new project grew out of that post a few weeks ago about what I'd take with me if I had half an hour to pack for a trip to fantasyland. I kept coming back to it, trying to figure out how to make that scenario work and not make it corny. I've settled on a world similar to ours but one in which magic works, where there are natural portals to a connected world that's not as technologically advanced. The advanced world sends expeditions to the other world to study it. Our Heroine, a zoologist named Theresa, has been on a waiting list for years to go on an expedition, and finally she gets the call. Now the fun begins! I think it'll keep me writing until I'm ready to work on Little Sparrow again, and it might even turn out pretty good.

9 comments:

Catherine J Gardner said...

I'm stuck with my current book as well and have slid back into shorts. My wrists have been slapped but it didn't work.

K.C. Shaw said...

Hey, at least you're writing!

Carrie Harris said...

That sounds like a lot of fun, actually. I wouldn't be surprised if this "side project" takes on a life of its own. :)

Jamie Eyberg said...

I am with Carrie on this one. That sounds like a lot of fun.

K.C. Shaw said...

Well, so far it's a lot of fun to write. I like the main character, too; she's terribly practical but a little bit romantic. I'll see what happens as it goes along. So far it's working. :)

Aaron Polson said...

Sometimes you just have to write.

Getting past the first 100 words is my threshold.

K.C. Shaw said...

I've written about 200 today so far! I'm ahead of the game!

Danielle Ferries said...

You're writing, that's the main thing. I find after working on something bigger I have trouble leaving the characters behind and so have trouble writing something else and end up writing bits of things. But those bits may turn into something very useful later on.

K.C. Shaw said...

I've been writing bits and pieces too, but until this project I couldn't settle to anything. Maybe those bits will turn into short stories later (I hope).