I have a new project.
And by that, of course, I mean a new book.
A completely new book.
I got this idea in the middle of the night and it kept going over and over in my head as I dreamed and tossed restlessly. At about 5:30 AM I realized I was not going to be able to get back to sleep so I gave up and just laid there and thought about my story. At 6:00 I had to get up and go start the first chapter. And you have no idea what kind of motivation it takes to get me up at 6:00 AM.
But it's a beautiful first chapter.
These characters are talking to me already. They are fully formed in my mind with jobs, looks, personalities, hobbies, etc.
Don't ask what it's about--I'm not telling anyone yet until I see for sure where it's going. I'm not even telling my husband anything about it yet. He knows I'm writing something new, but I'm keeping it to myself right now. No offense.:)
It's fun to be working on a new project but it has to ultimately be a back burner project. My YA adult needs to get done and done quickly (for several reasons I'm not going to go into here) and my romance needs to be fixed first since it is basically done, but needs some tweaking and polishing and I hate unfinished projects. Hopefully I will also soon need to get really going on book two in my fantasy series.:)
Also, this is a very broad project. It is somewhat literary in nature and the scope is just bigger than anything I have taken on thus far. It is emotionally very heavy and will require a lot of thinking before I can actually write the whole thing. It really could be the best thing I ever write.
Or it could fizzle after 20 pages. I guess we'll see.
But isn't that the joy of starting a new book?