Inspiration is a strange thing. A week ago I finished the first draft of my latest fiction project. Yay, go me. My regular pattern is to immediately start the next project. You see, it’s really difficult, almost impossible, to edit something you’ve just written. It’s too close, everything seems right because you just wrote it. It’s more effective to finish the next project then go back to edit the previous one, it’s easier to see the errors and things that need to be changed.
So, as soon as I was done I started brainstorming the next project. I already had a couple ideas bouncing around but nothing that jumped out. I’ve found it’s better not to try and force a project that I’m not feeling at the moment, so I kept looking. Continue reading