Lately, I haven’t been able to get excited about doing revision work on Waking up Jack Thunder or the rewrite of A Union of Snakes.
This surprised me, because I rarely find myself uninspired.
I decided the best thing I could do to unblock my writerly sinuses was to write something completely new, and that’s when I realized I haven’t started any new fiction this year, it’s all been rewriting or revision work on either the above novels or Fur-Face.
No wonder I was feeling stale.
Within an hour of recognizing my problem, I came up with half a dozen short story ideas. Of those six, I’ve picked one (tentatively) called ‘Hunted’, because I really like the opening line:
Nobody likes getting stabbed first thing in the morning.
Now I’m excited about writing again and my ancestors are no longer ashamed of me (with the possible exception of my old gran – but then, she was always hard to please).
How about you?
What do you do to get the old creative juices flowing?