I won't even start off by saying I'm a slacker. I know well-enough now that I've started a lot of my posts that way. However, I will say that I'm pretty much an idiot. After my computer crashed and I lost a lot of hard work, I've had one heck of a time getting back into writing. I think it's because in my mind, I know I've already edited and perfect a lot of that particular book, so now now my brain and my characters are on strike for that story. I want to finish it, I really do. I want to have storyline and edits I already did already appear in my document and be ready to put some finishing touches. Is that going to happen any time soon? Well, I'm starting to think "not so much."
Why, you might ask?
Well, I'll tell you. I think it's because I'm trying to force myself. I don't know how many times I've told other upcoming authors that they can't force anything, and here I am trying my best to work on that book because I feel it's those characters' turns for their story. Alas, I just don't think it's going to happen soon. I've got to work on what is speaking to me at that time, otherwise I'm not going to get anything worth doing done. So, instead, I'm proud to say that I just completed my outline for the second book in my Legions series. Between that, the Guardians novel I want to write again, and a number of other ideas dancing our in my brain, I have plenty to think about. Now all I can do is have all my WIPs open at the same time and let my fingers fly for whatever book is talking to me.