So my shiny new project is still not underway. Even though I finished revisions on another story before Christmas and I finally have a clear brain, the new story is still not started. I do have plot notes, the main character is firmly established, the opening scene is right at my fingertips, but . . . I have yet to open a new Word doc and write.
And this isn't like me. Not at all. But I think I know what the problem is: I was so comfy in my other story. Like wrapped-in-a-warm-blanket comfy. It was my third novel, and the story simply flowed out. The setting, my main character's voice, everything. It all just . . . came.
But already I sense this new story will be a completely different experience to write. Which reminds me of something I heard Kate DiCamillo say. She talked about how one time a book just flowed for her and she expected the next one to be the same. Only it wasn't. The next ended up being the hardest writing she has done so far.
I know I'll get this new story written, but getting there will be a struggle. How about you? Do some of your stories flow while others are complete beasts?