Jay Is Itchy

On Friday, I turned in my revised manuscript to Agent Ted for his perusal and now I'm at loose ends. I have the writing bug, because of the amount of time I was spending on The Book up until Friday, but none of my current projects seem right.

* I can't go back to The Book until Agent Ted looks at it. I mean, I could fiddle around with it some more, but why? There's no point. Until Agent Ted has his say, it would be like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic....except that my book is not going to sink on its maiden voyage, so rearranging chairs on the Olympic? The Britannic? It would be a pointless exercise is what I'm trying to say.

* TNP (the Totally New Project) doesn't have any supernatural elements, unlike the Book, so it seems a little...mundane to work on right now. I don't mean it's boring or plain, but it's all so...real. I'm not really feeling it at the moment.

* I don't want to get moving on Electric Boogaloo (the sequel to the Book) for the aforementioned reasons. The Book is in a period of flux right now, and may not even be pushed as a sequel, so I could be spinning my wheels on that, too. Not that it wouldn't be fun, or even useful, in terms of character exercise, but it doesn't seem useful to me at this point.

* I have another idea, one with supernatural/fantasy/sci fi elements that I really like, but there would be a lot of world building involved and I don't have a main character ready to go for that one yet, so it would involve a lot of heavy lifting. I could do it, and I would even like it, but I'm not sure I want to get that embroiled in a brand spanking new project when I've got more revision on The Book, and major drafting on TNP, and the Electric Boogaloo spectre...

...in other words, I'm whining. I know what I should do, and once I sit down to do it, I'll enjoy it, and I'm putting it off because I'm laaazzzzzy.


Oh, I have so been there! In fact, I'd say I'm there 50% of the time.

Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 6:46:00 PM EDT  

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