Starting all over again

So I wrote “The End” on the wip last week and, as always, I go into a bit of a doldrum after finishing. What do I work on next?

It seems that other authors I know are always brimming with ideas. My mind is not so effusive – especially not when I want it to be. I don’t hear the voices of my characters, I don’t have plot bunnies dancing around as I fall asleep.

I do know I want to move away from my usual setting for a bit, but where to go? I’m starting to outline and daydream to see if this nebulous idea I have will spin into something more solid and I am so envious of authors with great plot ideas just lined up and banging on the door to get out.

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  1. Michelle (MG) Braden
    Feb 16, 2009 @ 11:52:26

    I have ideas, but can’t seem to just get going on them. I’m just so darned tired and writing is hard! LOL

    Congrats on your full request from Deb Werksman! She’s great.

  2. jeannielin
    Feb 16, 2009 @ 14:31:26

    Yes, writing is hard! I guess otherwise, everyone would do it.

    You’ve probably got some great ideas swimming in your head. Once one starts to really bug you, then you know where to start. For me, it takes them so long to take off…I have one that’s just kind of flailing around in the shallow end right now.

    And thanks regarding the request. I didn’t even realize it until I saw someone pointed it out to me on divas. So far, a good Monday, but it’s distracting me away from brainstorming the next story. 🙂