My muse is a wonderful lady sometimes. Yet somehow, she manages to be a complete bitch at the same time.
For example, she believes that pressuring me to write during a time that I'm down is a bad idea, so she just doesn't give me anything to say. Of course, the one thing that can get me out of the doldrums would be... yep you guessed it. Writing.
She hits me with the most wonderful ideas.
When I'm too busy to do anything with them.
Then she leaves in a huff because I didn't get back to her quick enough. Leaving me with nothing when I do have time to write.
She got me though the first draft of Doorways. And promptly started ignoring me when I wanted to get stuck into the rewrite.
Now she's nudging me towards writing again. Except that the idea floating around in my head has nothing to do with the rewrite.
I'm actually contemplating putting my rough draft aside for a month so that I can approach it with an open mind. I think a big reason why I'm getting so stuck is that I'm co close to the current version that I just can't possibly imaging changing anything to the storyline. Even as I realize that huge changes are necessary.
But even as I say so, part of me is completely balking at the idea. After all. I spent so much time on Doorways that the idea of doing something else for a while is completely alien. Sigh.
My muse is refusing to give me any advice on this one. So now I'm asking yours. Do I take a break or don't I?