Hello Familiar Friends,
There is a transition on shifting from writing one novel to working on another is hard. I finished Bard Maiden of Rhulon and also completed a thorough polish edit on the novel as well. Along with sending out queries to agents for my book, I should be roaring to go to work on my new novel endeavor-Blood of the Unicorn. Sadly, my energy level is in a slump. I cannot seem to activate. I would like to add that I do not believe in traditional writer's block. I do believe in fear and panic, however.
I have all the basics. A template of the new world and characters. I even changed some names to spice up things. I have a synopsis and outline of story as to what new novel should be. I have my pretty new folder with my notes and character grid. Why can't I move forward? Do I miss Rose and Meg? (my main characters in Bard Maiden of Rhulon). My ability to shift is unusually difficult. ARGH. Also, I have given up Starbucks on a daily basis for summer. I cheated only once. (sue me-I am weak human) But I miss my caffeine infused lattes of happiness.
I wonder if it is because of the theme of this new novel. The story is darker than usual. The world and characters are in a grim place. My main character Brona is born in the first chapter and the events around it are tragic. She is not yet developed, just a newborn baby marked by a curse and a blessing. She is a stranger to me. My other characters in other books, like Runa, Opaline, and Meg and Rose-are fully formed best friends. They are my literary sisters that I bond to. Brona is distant, and maybe that is what I need to overcome.
More later. Until then-read more fantasy!