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Oh that familiar siren song of a shiny new idea…

Okay, maybe not a NEW idea, because Saving Tomorrow has been around and in the works for probably two years now. I started writing it once (beginning of last year? all the months are blurring together), but it never sat right and I struggled with several aspects of the story, including the fact that unwittingly I’d created something kind of abhorrent and which could easily be taken the wrong way. So it’s been back on the drawing board indefinitely.

Until now. I’ve been reading some books, different to my normal reads, and I think I know what I want to do with it. The issues I had haven’t been resolved, but I’ve pushed a few thoughts around and realized what it needs, and how I need to write it in order to make it sit right for me. It still has kinks to work out, big time, but I know I can resolve those, and now that I’m kind of a planner, everything (well mostly) will be laid out in advance and I will know that I have a story that works before I kick start draft one, again.

I’m really excited about this again, folks, but there is so much to do before I can get started on it! Burn still needs it’s final round before I kick it out the door, and then there is Sun-Touched to revise. I adore that novel and I want to make it shine and find a home for it. And then, after that (and the novella in between that I am trying hard not to think about!) it will be time for Saving Tomorrow. I figure I have a good six months to nail the plot down and smooth out the many rough edges. But still, six months is a very long time.

Damn that whole ‘finishing’ thing I’m trying to work on. Truth is, I’m never going to get anything published if I don’t knuckle down and finish what I’ve started though, so I guess it’s onwards with these revisions!

What’s tempting you right now? Anyone with a new shiny?

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12 thoughts on “Oh that familiar siren song of a shiny new idea…”

  1. I have started on, what I hope, will be my submission for “Regenerations”. Having said that I “started” on a different story a month or two ago. I did a couple of thousand words then left it while I went on holiday. When I returned I realised it was really going nowhere at all.
    New story is way better (so far), featuring young love and Moas – who couldn’t like that?

    1. Sounds like a good combo to me! Regeneration had slipped through my mind somehow. I’ve not had any ideas for it, though I should try and think of something. Good luck!

  2. Ooooh! New shinies are fun. None at the moment though, sadly, though I’m quite excited about the December novella. Need to start on some research for that one.

    1. Yeah, I am trying to figure out how to go about doing research for mine, too. Hopefully it works out as well as Burn has. That would please me greatly! I can’t wait to see your idea take shape, and M’s as well!

  3. Every day I go through this struggle! Every day!!!

    Grrrr

    But I too insist I do my best with my current wip before I move on. It’s just taking so darn long!
    Good luck! Hope 6 months it is,

    1. It’s that whole ‘kids’ thing, I think, Jennifer. Makes the wheels turn a lot slower than they might do otherwise πŸ˜‰ I’m excited for you to finish off your WiP!

    1. Tomorrow is always another day, though sometimes it would be nice if *today* was a day that worked really well πŸ˜‰ I hope you get to work on your new shiny soon! And thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  4. Me. Damn you fantasy madness challenge, you’ve landed me with a new idea that I completely love!…but, like you, I have other things that I really need to finish first. At the minute I’m trying to decide which of these things I’m going to kick around for NaNoWriMo. Decisions! Ugh.

    1. hehe that is really cool though! November isn’t too far away and then you can launch into your new shiny. Good luck ticking everything else off your list πŸ™‚

  5. Glad to hear it! I’ve always wanted to see what happened with Saving Tomorrow. It’s a great idea and deserved to be finished.

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