I know I'm looking forward to the weekend - I will be working on fleshing out the outline for the second and third books some more and get a writing schedule together. My hopes are to get the second book out by December 1st, but it probably won't be until January 1st and that is if I really crank out the words!
I have so many other ideas for books, I get a little ADD about it all. I know I need to finish this trilogy, but at the same time, have totally different ideas for other genres. It's very exciting, really.
Having published my first book, I have an idea of time frame of writing and editing so I'm confident that it will all work out. However, everyone gets some form of writer's block and I am no different. Whether it is how a scene should start, end or twist, it happens to everyone. While it is frustrating, it allows me to step back from the project and consider something else.
I like to use writing prompts for these moments, particularly ones that I think have NOTHING to do with what I'm writing.
Charlie loved going to the used bookstore. Every Sunday, precisely at 1:15, they would walk seven blocks, turn left at the pizza place and walk three more blocks.
The books smelled like the people that used to own them. The lady with the affinity for cookbooks and Obsession perfume. The man who read only science fiction and ate sub sandwiches with extra pickles that dripped on the yellowed pages.
But Charlie's favorite section of the bookstore was the true crime section. That was where Violet worked. Petite with a soft voice and gentle touch, Charlie loved to visit her. But he didn't usually get the chance. Tony didn't read true crime, he read mysteries, and mysteries were way across the store from true crime.
Why couldn't Tony try one true crime book? Then I could see Violet. I wonder how the owners of the true crime books smelled...
Have a great weekend!