Damn this brain and my creativity, its messed me up again.
Let me first explain the above statement and you be the judge. I have been writing a Science Fiction/Fantasy book for the last six months, yeah I know that’s a long time for a first draft. Read here, here, here and here for my excuses.
Alright let’s get to it. The pages flew by at first, but then something happened recently. A few people I know on Twitter–agents and published writers–were having a discussion about what is not being accepted by agents, publishers. Well my radar perked up and behold I was told my book, which may have themes that could be construed as not being popular now. Although I disagree with it being in the genre they specified. I won’t say, at least not on my blog.
I had a sever conundrum. I could either start with something new, Aarghh, or figure out how to change the current story so it would fit with something that is being accepted widely. I am going with the latter. I wrote about 20k words last year for an Epic/High Fantasy story that I did a lot of research for and did tons of world building with. I was writing my story tonight, ignoring the Twitterverse. When I had such a mindblowing epiphany that I had to tell my wife.
I discovered how to meld the two stories together, characters, plotlines, worlds and everything else. Of course I have 47k words done on my Sci-Fi/Fantasy book and will not stop writing, I will only start writing differently. Make it more like the Epic Fantasy story.
It has come that I will be mixing the two stories together. I am thankful I’m only in the first draft, and a very rough first draft at that. If I were further I along I would be holding my manuscript hostage at the local coffeehouse with a large espresso and a bearclaw. That I have a long way to go yet I know there are things left to do and a lot left to write.
Had to share, now I will go do laps because this writing energy isn’t going away anytime soon.
Has anything this mind-blowing ever happened to you? Please share in the comments. I can’t be the only one whose head feels like it will explode!