I couldn't explain it before, but I realized today what it was. This might sound a little weird, but I blame one of my characters.
See, when I first started to write Doorways, the characters came into my head and told me what happened.
No, I have to get the voice to come out strong. I have to get into their heads.
And let's just say that there's a head that I don't find very comfortable. When I started to revise this part of the story, I thought it would be easy. Only one voice to deal with, right.
Uhm... Yes... But...
That one voice is trying to drag me to memories of me the closest I've ever been to depression.
So... no. Not easy. Because there's just no freaking break from it. I can only hope that it reads better than it writes.
Anyway, I ended up writing the first part of a book that's been in my head for a while, but only fell into place when I went to visit friends a few weeks ago.
Just like that, my day improved. I really like the story premise. And to be honest, I love the thrill of drafting something new after months of only focusing on Doorways.
I'll get back to the revisions tomorrow, though. Don't want to fall behind just because my focus wandered.
Doorways is still the love of my life.
I'd just made a new friend.
Have you ever needed to break from writing or editing because a character became too much? Has something like that ever happened to you? How do you deal with it?