Hello! I hope your 2014 is starting out right. I know mine is. Busy as ever, but that’s the fun part…most of the time.
As the new year dawned I sat down and made a list of all the stories I needed to write. Like the new year, new ideas make me giddy, frustrated, and exhausted by the end. How can a new idea (supposed to be exciting) make me feel all those things? Well, let me tell you.
In the beginning I’m thinking NEW. SHINY. FUN. This is my motto Then I get this fabulous plot twist (at least I think it’s fabulous twist) . The planning really takes off and I look a lot like this
So I sit down and start writing. After about a third of the way through this happens…
Then after a pep talk, or ten, I get back to the shiny new idea and finish writing the story. When I type those lovely final two words THE END my excitement becomes this
And then I start the process all over again with another story. Rinse and repeat!
Please tell me I’m not the only one who goes through this craziness. What’s your process when you start something new?