Vacation Time ….
So, I have been really stressed lately, running a thousand ideas in my mind in regards to new stories, publishing, marketing and so on.
I had begun writing a story back in November 2011 for nanowrimo, but could not complete it due to some events and when I picked up my story to continue, my ideas shifted and changed. For a while I kept visiting that story and wondering why it is no longer flowing. Then it occurred to me, as I thought about other ideas and other stories that I was doing too much at the same time and not giving the story its own time.
Another thing I have come to realize is the fact that I was detached from my character. I asked myself whether I was writing because I was enjoying the story or simply because I had it in mind and knew how and where it was going. That being said, it was obvious that I was no longer in character which made writing the story very hard.
Surely, revisiting short stories, working on “The Four Letters of Love” and worrying about getting a job did not help my creativity nor did it make it easier to get into character again. I decided to drop that story until I can relate to the main character once more, which meant either finish what I have at hand or take a vacation.
While I sat ruminating all these ideas, I picked a previous short I was putting together based on events and conversations that I had turned fictitious. I began reading this story yesterday, wondering what to do with it and found myself really enjoying it. I went through some editing and realized I needed to add more detail as well. This is when I knew that I was enjoying that particular story so much that I could work on it without thinking of other ideas, and that no matter how badly I would like to finish the one I had begun in November, I needed to give it a break.
I also would like to apologize to all my author friends who have shared their works with me to read, but I am unable to fully concentrate and slowly give the book the attention it deserves, for I found I was rushing through the story when I first picked up Nature of the Beast by Jodi Langston to read. The book is written really well by the way but my attention was shifting elsewhere.
That being said, I need to do some research for that fiction story I mentioned above and I am putting to temporary rest my analysis and thoughts, reading and writing, and going away for some time. Delete, erase, rewind, repeat… I hope I will get back with some images or at least a refreshed mind.
“The four letters of love” is still due to come out, possibly by end of January on Amazon. Do check it out!