Then I ignored it for three and a half months.
It's not like I've been doing NO writing. I edited my first MS a bit. And figured out a way to edit it some more as soon as the agents who have it all reject its current form. (So frustrating! Hurry up and reject me already! Unless you don't want to....) I also spent countless hours forcing myself to daydream about what the heck the antagonist in WIP2 could possibly want.
Then, last month, I edited the first chapter for the Publication Primer class at LDStorymakers, coming in May. And my wonderful friend Susan made me realize that my MC didn't have a strong enough motivation. (Stupid wonderful friends, anyway.) So I rewrote MC's back-story a bit. Then a bit more.
And now I need to rewrite quite a bit of the first 50,000 words before I can possibly know what has to happen next. Because the new back-story screws all sorts of things up. In a good way. Unless you're averse to editing. Which I'm not. Really. (Beats writing the first draft!)
Because heaven knows I really ought to be doing SOMETHING with this WIP. Or move on to the other story idea that's been percolating for a few months. (But heaven also knows that I have no idea what anyone wants in that story yet.)
At least I have my butt in the chair and my fingers on the keys.
|I rode the pony, too, but my pic made me "look" fat.|
And, yes, it appears we're missing a saddle.
Saddles are overrated.