A Departure From the Norm
If you’ve been following the Wednesday WIPpets (and why wouldn’t you be?)
you’ll have noticed my last two were quite different than most of what you’ve seen here. I’ve been toying with an urban fantasy/paranormal romance for some time now and, well, it’s decided I should take it seriously. That means you’ll likely be seeing more of Ethan and the rest of the cast. (BTW, WIPpeteers, notice the badge? You like it? Claim it. 🙂 )
I’ve been pretty much immersed in fantasy my entire life. I read it, write it, watch it, and occasionally even paint/draw it. There’s a constant barrage of characters acting out scenes in my head. Always. That’s not to say I don’t venture into other venues. My bookshelf and Kindle are a testament to my eclectic tastes. I have Shakespeare, Poe, classic fairy tales, sci/fi, urban fantasy, historical fantasy, a few mysteries, dark tales, happy tales, serious, funny . . . you get the picture. I’ll read just about anything with a good story and awesome characters. As far as writing, with the exception of one or two short pieces and some failed (read: started, petered out, never finished) attempts at other venues, I’ve pretty much stuck to fantasy. I’m comfortable there. It’s familiar.
Yep, here’s me, stepping out of my comfort zone and tackling this new WIP head on. And you know what? I’m excited about it. I love the characters already, I’ve got a fair idea of where the plot’s going but being a pantser means I have no written road map, and it’s giving my brain something to focus on besides Emergence, which, as we know, is currently is first draft suckalisciousness mode. Though the couple days I’ve spent working on the new WIP (which may, or may not, be titled Crossing Paths) I’ve also been able to move ahead on Emergence. Baby steps but forward is forward.
If I can do it, you can do it. Get the hell out of the comfort zone. As the saying goes, Do one thing today that scares you.