Waiting for editor comments on a couple of nonfiction work-for-hire projects. Still querying (and waiting on a couple fulls and partials) my YA contemporary realistic. I find myself not having a writing project this morning for the first time in months. Huh?
So I pulled out the beginning of a snowflake for the new wip I started last spring. I honestly don't remember getting so far on it! And you know what? It's not bad. I might even have something to work with.
But here's the thing: having worked on nonfic so much this summer, I've got a different perspective. I really liked having an outline. It gave me something to work with. I knew the general direction I was going. One of my crit partners swears by "pre-writing" -- something I've never really done before in my fiction. I've started a snowflake, but haven't really used it to the fullest potential.
I think I might give myself permission NOT to write on this glorious perfect-for-writing day. I might try thinking about the story. The characters. Their motivation. Their back story. I know I have some charts around here somewhere...