Redemption has been an interesting novel to work on. I first started toying with the idea months ago but wasn’t sure I wanted to force the issue.
Even after I’d gotten to a point where I was comfortable with the plot, I hesitated.
I didn’t know if the hesitation stemmed from worrying I was forcing it which I believed would result in something I wasn’t happy with or just a” point in time” situation that would resolve itself.
Deciding I was happy enough with the plot and confident enough I wouldn’t turn out something I wasn’t proud of, I forged ahead. And then…
A block or hesitation? From the get go I stumbled to gain traction. I considered
- The First 50 pages
Starting a new novel can be daunting for a variety of reasons not the least of which is this is going to take forever!
- Mental Fatigue
I’d just kicked out several books in a short amount of time and was trying to get an app launched
- Is it real?
Rarely have I dropped a story once I’ve decided to go with it but I was open to the possibility that even after completing 20K words my heart just wasn’t in it
Having completed everything else including getting Event Horizon launched, I’d given myself a break but the break was starting to turn into more than a weekend plus a handful of days
Muse to the Rescue. That cosmic companion that’s been with me for as long as I can remember urged me to forge ahead.
I’m glad I listened.
Not only did I come to understand what was going on, I gained yet another validation of the fact the creative mind is guided.
I continued to work through the lassitude hanging over me and each time I felt ready to give up that little voice egged me to keep on keeping on.
The Muse, a benevolent yet determined task master.
A Break in the Gloom. Suddenly and without warning, the haze thinned and…
An entirely different story than the one I’d been working on presented itself!
And yet I did not have to start all over!!!!
For an entire day I could do nothing but mentally grasp the enormity of what was put before me.
Like where the hell did that come from?
Well, I did do more. I ran with the inspiration and mentally wrote scene after scene – for the next almost 24 hours.
Who needs sleep when there are characters to meet and plot lines – like trails through a jungle – to follow?
Thrilled, I set to work the moment the awe-induced mental fugue began to clear.
And I’d downed a double shot espresso.
One thing was evident. This novel was way longer than a Bite Size Pieces piece I’d originally envisioned.
The Go Forward? Even though this tale will be a full-length Dragon Core story, I’m filing it as a Bite Size Pieces offering.
And pricing it accordingly because that is what I committed to my readers.
I’m really excited about how this novel is taking shape and look forward to releasing it in Autumn 2020.