As you already know, blogging didn’t happen yesterday. My only excuse is that I was writing. When I get into a writing jag like I’ve been on the last few days, I tend to put off blogging, partly because I don’t think about it and partly because I don’t want to break the flow of words. So, where does that leave me with the WIP? It leaves me in a very good place. I have figured out what was slowing me down and throwing me out of the previous version. It has been saved and put into the folder where I leave work that isn’t “working” at the moment.
What that really means is that the book I was writing wasn’t the book I meant to be writing. That’s not to say it’s a bad book. With some tweaking it will be far from bad. No, it just wasn’t fitting what I needed for the next installment in the Eerie Side of the Tracks universe.
How do I know this new version is right? That’s simple. It is pouring out of my brain and through my fingers onto the keyboard. I haven’t had a story pour out like this in a very long time. I’d forgotten how awesome it is when that happens. I just wish the other demands on my life would take a step back until I finished. But that’s not going to happen and that’s okay. It’s that life that helps keep me grounded.
One of those real life requirements I’m going to be dealing with over the next few days is redesigning my website and blog. But that will wait until I’ve had more coffee and have written for a bit this morning.