Light Bulb Moment
I was on “vacation” for the past ten days. I use the quote marks because when you have two little boys as energetic and rambunctious as the Tasmanian Devil having them 24/7 does not a vacation make. I had no time to myself. Being unable to sit and write whenever the urge hits forces me to let the voices in my head reach a crescendo. Sometimes it’ll drive me slightly batty (well, more so than I already amJ), but mostly it allows me to have these incredible light-bulb moments, where all of a sudden I know EXACTLY what these people in my head want!
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Most evenings on these walks we’d just talk about the boys, us and our day, but sometimes my writing would creep in. The truth is I’m a pantser when it comes to writing…. Basically, I start with a vague idea of what the story is about and then let the voices in my head take over (on paper, I’m not completely crazy) and I write. So far, that method has served me well. I write the whole story and then when I edit I make notes of things that need researching, fleshing out etc… Anyhoo, this time, as a result of pantsing and not writing daily, I found myself at a bit of an impasse. The story wasn’t flowing the way it usually does. What to do? I didn’t want to kill anyone off just yet.
So I talked, using Hubby as a sounding board, letting all the voices crowding me get an outlet and giving me a chance to process. Just one walk allowed me to flesh out book two and figure out how I wanted to end the whole series. All that through an evening walk and a chat with my own real-life romance hero. Small towns ain’t so bad after all.
What about you? Any light bulb moments?