Yesterday a new idea struck me. It's been something I've been mulling over in my head for some time now, but yesterday I got the bug to write it. That's generally a sign that it's time to start writing the thing. I have the beginning, the protagonists and the ending. That's pretty much all I need to start writing, so I might abandon my current project and get to writing this one.
Then I want to adapt it for a television miniseries or a webseries. It would be too expensive for me to put on myself, but it would be a good exercise in writing for television. It would be a new skill to add to my writing suit.
I'm not telling you any more about it until the manuscript is written and away to the first beta reader, though I may post occasional snippets on my Facebook page. Maybe at the end of each writing week.
This new development has me excited about writing again, which is nice. That said, I really have to finish rewriting Soldier, the first book of my grimdark fantasy series The Great Man. In almost every manuscript, there comes a point when the writing is no longer exiting, and it's an utter drag to force yourself to sit down and write the thing.
That is what separates professional writers with aspiring writers, I think.
Note here, both are absolutely writers, and both can lay claim to that title. Neither you nor I have the right to tell aspiring writers that they are not, in fact, writers. M'kay?
So, I think I will have a new writing schedule beginning next week. Mondays to Thursdays will be spent writing this new story, Friday will be spend writing the new Your Very Own Adventure story Skara Braens, and Soldier. That way, I'll be plodding along with Soldier (thousand words a week is far better than no words a week), despite no longer being excited by it.
'Cause I'm a professional.
Anyway, I have language lessons to be getting on with, and then writing stuff.