Friday, October 19, 2012
Back to Square Two Thousand
The stories I did write just hit me and they weren't menage. I didn't want to force any of them to become what they weren't and we all need a change of pace every so often. But after writing five, I started to feel a little lost and knew it was time to get back to the series and start writing another knight tale.
Once my fingers got busy, it felt good to stretch a little and write about two hunky guys. I've crawled a bit in their head to figure out who they were, stretched their muscles, so to speak. The words were coming fast and furious and I wrote about 6,000 words in a couple of days.
Then I woke up the next day to a corrupted file. I'd forgotten to back-up my file the night before, so I'd lost everything I'd done on day two. Two thousand words, just gone. It just about made me sick.
At first, I was angry, stomping around like a four year old who didn't want to take their nap. Then I began replaying the scenes I'd lost and trying to get everything squared away. Brainstorming began to happen and suddenly, a whole new beginning for the story came into focus, which didn't mean I lost the current opening. The story now opens a little earlier in the timeline and we see an important event occur.
So, it may have been a blessing in disguise. I'll keep telling myself that as I re-write those two thousand words and try not to pout too much.