I've lost count of how many projects I've started in the past month. It seems whenever I get an inkling of an idea for something I immediately lose interest a few words later. I don't know what's going on. Do I need a break? My last project flew from my fingertips. It was so easy to write. I finished it in only three months and months later I'm still in love with it.
That's what I want.
I want the passion. I want to be absolutely head-over-heels in love with my newest project. I'm just not getting that with what I've written so far. And you know what? It really, really stinks. I don't know what to do with myself when I'm not writing. The other day, inspired by this post, I wrote down what I wanted for my newest project.
I want The Girl of Shards to be filled with magic and adventure. I want it to be lovely. I want reader's hearts to ache while they're reading it. I want it to be romantic and dark, a magical fairy tale like Pan's Labyrinth.
But when I sat down to reread what I had the butterflies just weren't there. Maybe I do need a break. Maybe I'm putting too much pressure on myself to get it right the first time. I guess the best thing I can do right now is wait. My well is empty and I need to refill. I do hope something comes to me soon. I know it isn't wise to wait for inspiration to write. One of my favorite authors said, "You have to write when you're not inspired." So I bought a new notebook, hoping that writing by hand would help.
We'll see how it goes!