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06 December 2007 @ 09:01 am
I am hoping for an excellent writing day today. It's long overdue, what w/Disneyland and funerals interrupting my usual schedule. I am also contemplating doing the absolutely insane, and writing on both McClairen's book and the pirates at the same time, or at least parallel to one another...flip flopping between them. You get the idea. Why? Because those bleeding pirates just won't shut it. At least at the moment. I'm sure they'll calm down and even go completely silent right when I don't want them to, which is when I'll switch back to McClairen. Maybe.

I have worked on multiple projects at the same time, but usually it's one novel and, say, fic. Not two novels at once before. I'm not sure if this is even feasible in any way, but hey, desperate times and all that. I suspect that soon enough, one of the books will get shuffled aside in favor of completing the other. After which I can go back to the uncompleted. *sigh* In my heart of hearts, I know this is going to be crazy hard, and yet here I am, attempting it anyway.

I had a dream two nights ago that I was being chased by a pack of wolves. Timber wolves, to be precise. (I know this only due to research for McClairen.) Which just happens to be what he most closely resembles in the really real world. Coincidence? I think not. The wolves don't want to be shunted aside anymore than the pirates. Why do I have such demanding characters??

Anyway, thanks to wonderful and fantastic (seriously, words do not adequately express my gratitude) brain_candy, I now have a scientific consultant for the pirates, which has really, REALLY reawakened my muse. Without this pressure of "OMG, I so have no idea what this even means" about every scientific thing I'm trying to research, my muse is all happy and eager again. I wrote 400 words last night, and it had that magical feel, when you sink into the story and you could disappear into it for hours and only surface 4000 wonderful words later...but then I had no choice but to stop writing and deal with life stuff, a fact which saddened me no end. There is nothing worse for me than being interrupted during those golden moments when everything is flowing exactly as it should and you know when you're finished writing the scene you're going to sit back and think "Damn, I'm good!" and really believe it. I am really hoping to recapture that magic today. We shall see. :)

*dances off to write*
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
-peartreealley on December 6th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
I don't think there's anything wrong with writing two novels at the same time if both are calling. I suspect that once you let yourself do so, one is probably going to call stronger.

From the communities I've been in, they say biggest pitfall of working on multiple projects is the risk that you might not ever finish them.

I can't handle two projects (heck, I'm having problems wrapping around my novel because of an RPG I'm playing in!), but if you've got two stories calling... it's worth a try.
"Connoisseurs of Difficulty"kistha on December 6th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
Good Luck, and ...



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