Last week I told you about how I decided to give my work-in-progress and I a much needed separation. I say separation because I don’t think I’m ready to fully divorce myself from it, but only time will tell.
I decided to brainstorm some new ideas. I had a few ideas, but one stuck. It’s a young adult thriller.
At first, I felt like I was cheating. How dare I start writing a new book when things were left so open with my other one. But I got such great feedback from last week’s post, that I told myself this was what I needed. And it really is.
Not only is this story a different genre, it’s a different audience, a different point of view, a different tense, a different sex main character, and so much more. It’s really the polar opposite from what I was writing. Even if this story doesn’t amount to anything, I think it will be a great exercise in writing. And hopefully this will open the flood gates for more stories.
So like Ross said to Rachel, “We were on a break!” I really am, and hopefully this break will help me become a stronger writer, a more confident writer, and a more abundant writer.
What about you? If you changed to a different work-in-progress, did you feel like you’re cheating? Did you feel guilty?
Thanks to everyone who commented last week. It was more helpful than I could ever express! The writing community is a truly great community.
Happy writing! ~Jen