Friday, September 16, 2011
WIPs and the Uncanny Valley
That said - there are bright spots. As I mentioned last time (and so will not labour to repeat here - much) the novel is started, as well as two bright little flashes, and the "Beast" of a short that's been hanging on forever is just about done.
And still there is the allure of the "new idea". That's a question I'd like to ask you all - what do you do when the spark of "new" hits in the middle of writing what you're "supposed" to be writing? I've been running with it, and letting the new things start, but as expected, I get carried away with the new idea and start leaving the threads of the larger work behind. Any tips? What do you guys do?
Case in point - I threw in an entry at Lily's this past week, almost at the end of the week, but then the character sprang to life, and now I can see a whole huge story here, waiting to get out!
Bonne fin de semaine!
Posted by Chris Allinotte