Oddly enough, though, with 3 chapters left to revise, the female lead in my next project just wouldn’t be quiet! She kept trying to introduce me to her story world. She sounded scared–frantic (as she should be, considering what is coming). I kept trying to block her out, shoving her into the back of my mind.
“Later,” I said. “I’ve only got 3 chapters left, then I’m all ears.”
“We’re in danger,” she whispered.
“There’s no time.”
At this point, I’m rolling my eyes because she is a fictional character in a fictional story world that plays on my time–not hers. I ignore her.
“The mist has cast the mountains in shadows, and it spreads.” The tears in her voice wrench at my heart.
I inhale and open a new Word document. “Okay, go on.”
Out popped the short prologue in like 15 minutes.
“Can I finish up my other story now? I need to get them to the next kingdom before HER time runs out.”
“Hurry, world builder. Hurry.” And she was gone.
Thank goodness. As much as I wanted to work on Fauna’s story (that’s her name), I had already promised myself I would wait until I was done with this WIP because I needed to get the back half to my critique group on the first of February. Mission accomplished.
Then I said I was going to rest awhile, let my brain cool off, before jumping into Fauna’s story. That didn’t happen either. By the time the kids went to bed, I was writing out character sketches and scanning Pinterest for character and scene photos.
Something new with this WIP–I’ll be using Scrivener for the first time. I’m trying to use this coming week as sort of a learning week. I haven’t played around with it much since I bought it a few months ago. It seemed like too much work to switch everything over from my system to Scrivener, so I decided to wait until I started a new project. Should be interesting! I’ve heard some many good things about this program.
So as one story closes, another one begins. I’m excited to see where this adventure takes me (and Fauna)!