Sunday, 17 February 2013

Aaaaaahhhhhhh.......the creative muse!!!!

Ages ago (and I mean ages in like years), I wrote a plot-line for a story that just wouldn't leave my head.  Over and over it went until I just had to get it down on paper, which I did.

Happy that I had at least 'done my bit' and got the words down on paper, I was in the middle of writing Gallows Bride so didn't have the time (or inclination), to begin to write it as a manuscript.

I have recently sat down to write another book (having finished the Cavendish Mysteries series), and have come up with a similar plot to the plot-line I wrote ages ago.  Deciding I didn't want to write that particular story just yet, I began to write the new book only to hit a brick wall.

Can I write?  NO!  I have literally hit a brick wall.  The 'muse' just won't come.  I have about as much 'flow' as a concrete slab.  When I do write, it is like walking through treacle and I have left it, gone back to it, left it some more.  At this rate the book will be a retirement project!

Just out of curiosity, I sat down with the plot-line I wrote ages ago and am struck with a muse that 'flows' so much I now cannot bloody sleep, or leave the thing alone!

Now I have three books on the go!  A children's book that is being edited ready for publication at Easter.  The first book that is two thirds written and the new book that is flowing faster than everything put together!

IT IS DRIVING ME NUTS!!

I don't want to write this one just yet, as the story isn't something I am entirely happy with - but it is being written anyway.

I don't know if I am losing the 'plot' and need to re-think my own personal plot-line.

Ah the idiosyncrasies of us creatives never ceases to amaze me........

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