So this morning, I realized that I’m writing the wrong story in this little novella series first.
That’s right. I started writing the wrong story.
Yeah, that was a great revelation… I just spent 3 days working on what is actually going to be the second story in the Michael Lodestone series, only I’m a story ahead.
Actually, without going into any spoiler detail… I basically, in 15 minutes while I was taking my morning shower, figured out the entire plot of the novella series. Well, the big picture story arc. I spent the rest of the day researching in the Internet and brainstorming. It sounds like wasted time, but now I know where I’m going with this thing.
(I also know the properties of Jade and where you can find it, and I have a nice list of mythological creatures with fangs or tusks… And I now know that a few Chinese emperors were killed drinking what they thought were elixirs of life… Yep, the research took me in an interesting direction.)
Right before I went to bed, I wrote down a whole scene of dialogue between two characters, so I even got to write some today. 🙂
Lesson: sometimes, figuring out that you have to start a different story can be the best thing for the series.
New goal: Finish rough draft by January 24th.
And now I am off to bed. Toodles!