That was me, last weekend. I was writing...well trying to write. I found lots of distractions/diversions as the ideas were not coming to me. Not one. I was and still am, working on 2 new characters in Part 3. I've had these two planned for over a year. I know exactly what I want to do with them. But how to get them started. That was the problem.
I got up and folded washing...did the dishes, hung out more washing...rolled my eyes...pulled faces. I walked around the house. I put the radio on...our local FM station. Decided within a minute that the music was crap and turned it off again. I prefer quiet when I think. Some people would rather have noise. So then I re-organised cupboards. That was something I have been meaning to do for ages. So I was actually being productive and getting stuff done. Just not the 'write' stuff. Hahaha.
Then it occurred to me that maybe I was trying too hard. The best ideas come when you let them. Trying hard to wring an idea out of a brain when it doesn't feel like it, is like, well...where's that brick wall?
So....I just started typing. Stuff. I thought...shrug...well, this is going somewhere...I guess. And it did. I let go of the wheel and said okay...make yourselves up. Do your own thing.
And they did. My 2 new characters have got just the right amount of spunk and sass...and with these two...you just don't know what they're going to do next. But from the brief backstory on them...you know it's going to end badly. There will be a twist...you just know it.
And I know exactly what that twist is. As much as these 2 characters try to not get into trouble...it's staring straight at them...but they don't see it coming. Neither will you.
So...yeah. Letting go of the wheel can be fun and scary. You think to yourself, is this going to work? This is a lot of work if it's a dud. But it does work. This time. So, I better get back to it...
Catch ya later, eh?
So...yeah. Letting go of the wheel is alot of fun. Sometimes it's a bit scary, as you think...I r