So, I totally didn’t realize that a MONTH had gone by since I last blogged. I’ve been pulling back from Internet-land as of late, because when I’m stuck in Internet-land I’m not writing. And I want to be writing more than I want to be blogging or social media-ing. As a result of my pulling back, I’ve finished a full draft on my latest SNI, and I’ve started work on a new SNI while the first cools its jets. So much productivity!
But today I shall cave and write a blog, because today I am stuck on the new SNI. After this post, I may try to use some of the unsticking ideas from today’s post at The Other Side of the Story. Then, hopefully, I can take another ridiculously long Internet-land break because I’m writing SO HARD.
So, today’s Road Trip Wednesday prompt over at YA Highway: What do you hope to be writing in one year? Three? Five?
In one year, I hope to have finished drafts for my two current WIPs. I’m really enjoying both of them, and after the tangled web of scenes that was my first attempt at noveling and a few false starts that got nearly finished before I shoved them in a drawer, I think I have a better grasp on how to complete a story without over-revising. Well, I say that now. Check back in a year and I’ll probably be over-revising yet again!
In three years, I hope to have written the Super-Serious historical idea that I’ve been growing somewhere deep within the grey matter of my brain. It’s going to be a ton of work, and the intimidation factor is part of the reason I haven’t started yet, but I think three years is a good goal to at least get started with it. It will be set in England during the 14th century, around the time The Black Death wiped out 1/3 of Europe’s population. It will be YA, and of course, it will be a love story. A disturbing, creepy love story.
Five years? I have no idea. Hopefully, in the next five years, I will have ideas that I can’t even fathom at this moment.
How about you? What are your future writing plans? Have you ever been so intimidated by a story idea that you’re afraid to start working on it?