So desperate that I even cleaned the house and folded laundry yesterday. *gasp*
But now that I'm done with cleaning, I'm confronted with the same problem again.
How to distract myself?
Many people say it helps to write something else. That sounds reasonable.
There's no better way to distract oneself than to focus on a new WIP, maybe even a SNI (shiny new idea).
I'd love to do that. I have two WIPs and had a SNI for a YA Thriller yesterday, so what's keeping me from delving into them?
The answer's easy:
THE OTHER LIFE
The book I'm on sub with. I spent weeks with revisions and the last few days with synopses for sequels. It feels like TOL has become a part of me. It's the last thing I think about before I go to sleep and the first thing I think about when I wake up.
I know the characters. Their fears and hopes. Their future and past.
I know what'll happen to them and I want to let it happen to them.
I want to write the next book. I want it desperately.
But working on the sequel to TOL won't do me any good if I want to distract myself from the subbing process.
I need to let go of TOL for now. Need to let go of the characters and the little voices (don't worry I'm quite sane) in my head telling me to write their story to the end.
Like with many things in life, letting go of a book isn't easy.
I'm still in the process of letting go.
How do you do it? How do you let go of a book and its characters, and delve into the next project? Is it easy for you or are you struggling?