I am flying along with my current work-in-progress, averaging about six pages a day (around 1500 words). It’s a “skeleton” – a very rough draft – but I’m thrilled with the progress. It’s been a while since I’ve felt this inspired. Though writing YA has a consequence I did not expect – all this thinking about high school has brought on night after night of dreams that I’m back in my teenage years, walking those dimly lit high school halls, suffering through thousands of long forgotten insecurities, and often forgetting to do my homework (the latter was not part of my real high school experience! I was a good little girl).
Writing regularly again has been like Draino for my creative process. The pipes are now unclogged, and I’m being bombarded by cool ideas that I want to pursue. One that I’m particularly excited about is another urban fantasy/paranormal sort of theme. And lots of others are just fun to think about.