I just looked at a calendar and figured that in about a month’s time (not sure of the exact start date), I’ve written about 30,000 words of my Unwilling Time-Traveler massive rewrite. That’s half a standard-size novel.
It’s turning into a story of obsession. I changed the ages of Madge and Bismarck to entirely change the nature of their relationship. It’s turned into one of those abusive narc-controller relationships, as Madge discovers her love is a Nazi, and fights to get away–and also rather Gothic as he locks her up. Sort of a Gothic/Sci-Fi/WWII story.
And meanwhile, I’m obsessed with my story of obsession.
I won’t reveal more, because saying too much about a story before it’s finished, could lead to never finishing it. I also don’t like to show my writing to anyone before it’s done.
It’s filling my brain constantly. It’s exhilarating, having all these creative thoughts flooding my mind at all times.
Also a bit inconvenient, because I’m still trying to keep up with household responsibilities and my reading. 🙂 (For years, along with novels, I’ve been feeding my brain every night with historical or theological works, news, the Bible, and learning four different languages. It prevents brain drain.)
And in only a month, half of the novel is done. I’m still working on the plot, which was already in my head (the original story) but has morphed quite a bit over the past month. Filling in characterization and showing (not telling) should take care of the word count once the basic plot is finished.
And while I work, I’ve discovered that Industrial Goth/EBM is wonderful for keeping the inspiration going. It’s all I want to listen to these days. Shout-Out to Sanctuary Goth Industrial Radio, which gives me what I crave. Also these tracks, which are full of the energy and passion this work needs:
(all of which I first heard on Sanctuary Radio)