Although I’ve been typing away at this new project off and on for a couple of months, I’m just now hitting my stride. The characters are in place, the setting is enticing, and I’ve got the general vibe of the book underway.
The plot however, is still elusive.
I have given myself till the end of January to type with abandon. No worrying or fussing allowed. I’m hoping to make the most of my creative process by just getting out of my own way. So far, I’m liking the result.
When the calendar flips over again, I’ll sit down and mine through what I’ve got on paper. Hopefully, I’ll like it enough to do thorough character sketches and a tentative plot outline. I plan to write the second half of draft #1 with more direction than I’ve got right now, but we’ll see how that goes. Writing the unknown everyday is more productive than I ever expected. I might just stick with it.