There seems to be a pattern emerging.
When I was about a third of the way through the draft of ASCENSION POINT, I started to find myself daydreaming about ideas for new stories. Some were vague and insubstantial, and didn’t come to much; for a couple I jotted down the basic, high-level premise to come back to later; and one really caught my imagination and quickly turned into the outline for the book I’m writing now, ROGUE.
Now that I’m about five chapters into the draft of ROGUE, the same thing’s happened again. It’s as if, with the WIP’s outline in place* and the story and character arcs plotted, my ‘big picture’ creative juices need something to do. So they wander off and think up new things.
Which is why I got out of bed at 4am last night to write down–before I forgot them–the notes which now make up the broad-strokes outline of what will end up being my third book. Tentative title: BODIES IN MOTION.
The story’s actually not entirely new: it’s a fleshing out of one of those basic, high-level premises I dreamed up last year. Now there’s some meat on the skeletal plot bones, and I’m really excited to start writing it!
But… Oh yeah.
I just need to write the other 55,000 words of ROGUE first.
(* Work in progress, for anyone unfamiliar with the acronym :))