So, I’m attempting to write a new story. This time I’m trying to delve into the world of noir fiction. I’ve got my characters in order, I think. And I’ve got an incident, I think. But, I’m confident I have my place… well, I think. I know, I don’t sound too confident in any of it, do I?
That’s because, based on my experience in writing The Love Fool, what I set out to write will probably morph into its own thing; and take a life of its own. Just know that my intention on this go around is noir type fiction.
Unfortunately, this new writing is slow moving. Mainly because I don’t have the free time I was fortunate to take when I started The Love Fool. What I have written so far has become stagnant; or I guess it’s at a lull. I felt like I hit a wall with the path I was creating for these new awesome characters.
But finally, just the other day, in fact, something hit me. I came up with a way to move my stagnant characters along. I quickly wrote it down and felt at peace. However, I know that these small amounts of time I have to work on this new writing is making it difficult to continue moving things along, and prolonging what I hope to be my second story.
And I’ve been finding myself asking: Can I make this a book? Or will this be a shorter story? Maybe a novella? Who knows?
Maybe what I need is to escape again; take a little writing break somewhere. Just to get a good momentum on this new story. I don’t think I can afford to take another 4 months; but wouldn’t that be great?
Oh! And adding to this stress is the pains of waiting for The Love Fool publication; which, I can say, we should be hearing about that soon.
To all of the writers out there: How do you do it? And how do you not go insane?