Over the weekend, my partner and I took a little break from the everyday and went to her mother’s cabin at the beach. It is quiet and restful and more than a little inspiring.
I’d been mulling over the third book in the fantasy series I’ve been writing, but there were too many details that just didn’t want to make themselves known. Too many “why’s” and not enough “because’s” (although I’ve never felt “because” was a satisfactory answer to any question… unless the questioner is two and has been asking “why” for about an hour). It was while I was deciphering some chicken scratch, a.k.a. transcribing handwritten notes onto my netbook, that one of the big questions again reared its ugly head and spit the big “WHY?” at me. Only this time, an answer appeared.
Convoluted, intricate, complicated, and will probably make me lose my mind once I start writing it, but I think it will open more doors to characters and books in the series. I’ll be able to “retire” Claire and her Guardian, Cole, and allow secondary characters from their stories take leading roles in upcoming tales.
One of the biggest conundrums was a library that just didn’t seem to fit the location, but I needed it where it was… When it finally made its true self known, everything made sense. Of course, it just had to drag in a few more players onto the scene, but that’s ok. Cole is going to freak when she finally gets to meet them.
It felt good to get that organized and now NaNoWriMo awaits, only this time, I’m really ready.
Are you? 🙂