I wrote before about my books. The plan had been to read it as objectively as possible, then start editing and writing more.
That completely fell by the wayside. After the month from Hell I dealt with in December, I figured it would be smarter to just wait and make a fresh start in January.
After reading the Hunger Games, it really slowed down my inspiration to iron out some plot wrinkles. It's hard to concentrate on writing your own story after just having finished someone else's.
I pulled out a pad at work yesterday and started a general sketch of another story that has been bouncing around my head. Suddenly the ideas began to flow for the one I most want to work on and get finished. It figures that it was time to head home as these ideas spewed out of my pen, so I was trying to write trigger words on a pad, in my lap, at stoplights. Of course, it also figures this is the one time I don't get stopped by any stoplights on the way home.
So, I'm re-energized and excited about this project! My goal is to work for a month and in February, print the book out and hand it to Tim to get some feed back. Then I want to edit it again and start bugging friends to take a critical look at it.
I'm excited! Finally, I'm excited again about writing.