I decided to get my creativity going again by working on something else. Just for a while.
Optimistic thought of the century.
See... I decided to just write a single scene to open Guardian. For those of you that don't know, Guardian is the book that occurred to me a few months back. I shelved it pending the completion of Doorways.
I never stated which draft of Doorways to be completed. Yes people. I am a genius at finding loopholes.
Anyway. I wrote it out and got hit by the clearest voice I've ever had. Really. It's literally as if I'm tuning into Arian's mind. Not that her mind isn't a scary place. She's bitter and more than just a little cynical.
I know for a fact what part of me she comes from, though. Which makes it a bit uncomfortable. Like a mother looking at her child and seeing that the kid got all of her personality traits. Including the worst ones.
Still. She does intrigue me. Not as much as, say... Darrion. But then... Darrion is in a league all of his own.
I just hope that I didn't open Pandora's box now. I still want to rewrite Doorways. As quickly as possible. It won't do to have Arian chattering away while I'm trying to tune into Callan or the others.
On the other hand... I think it might be a good idea to rest Doorways until I can look at it without shaking. If that is even possible. But if I am to rest Doorways with a hope of getting back to it, it might be a better idea to stick to small projects like short stories and poetry. IF... I could get my brain wired that way for a while.
Fact is that my mind is geared to writing novels.
That's it. Time for a change. I am going to write a poem a day until I can say my mind is geared to anything literary.
Maybe I'll even post a few. IF... they aren't too terrible.
What do you do to give your mind a rest before rewrites?