I finally broke out of my 3 month writing slump over the past couple of days by adding a some chapters to The Gnostic: Initiate. I realized a few months ago that I hadn’t written any chapters dedicated to the primary antagonist’s point of view. I got started on that, and let me tell you, this dude is creepy.
So what am I doing when I’m not writing? Well, let me quote a little bit of the old Hemingway.
I learned never to empty the well of my writing, but always to stop when there was still something there in the deep part of the well, and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.
I mull a lot of my ideas over quite a bit. I consider and reconsider plot lines, and come up with methods to keep track of everything. I think about the writing structures I am using. I use a fairly different system when writing on The Gnostic than I do when I am writing on Locked and Loaded. I am finding that the system I use on the back end to organize myself deeply impacts the style and structure of the novel.
At any rate, I am writing again. It’s a funny thing when the switch flips back to On. Then the words just seem to flow.