Friday, June 17, 2011

Breakthrough ... for the moment

I wrote here about the snag I hit in this chapter of E2. Days of doubt had me distancing myself from the novel and eventually at a standstill. (So instead, I worked on BoTS Part1.)

Well, last night I broke through.

Oddly enough, working on BoTS Part 2 is what gave me the push I need.

It started when I dug some old 1997 graphic design projects out of my junk drawer. I had a structure problem with BoTS Part 2 (I needed one more chapter) (Yeah, I seem to be running into a lot of problems lately) and went looking for a little nudge in the right direction. Well, those old projects only solved that current problem, but suddenly jump started the neglected E2 chapter.

So, how is the new chapter?

Well, Raine just happened to text me last night when I was right in the middle, so it came pouring out to her. I don’t think she’ll mind if I use my portion of the dialogue.

Actually right now is write now. [Note: I’m always so witty!] I’ve broken through the snag in the E2 chapter and it’s brilliant. I love what I’m writing. It’s unique and energized, but true to my philosophical sci-fi theme. It’s not about where we go but who we are.

It’s exactly these sort of moments that make writing so addictive. Suffer, work endless for nothing, get depressed, and then boom: creativity!

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