So, I should be working on editing Sanguine, and on finishing The Other Mages trilogy.  That’s what I should be doing.

And I know better than to get caught by other plot bunnies and be sidetracked into starting something new:  that way lies madness – and a whole lot of unfinished stories.

(I may have recently typed up some notes for an idea for a future novel, but I haven’t started anything new in… forever!)

Okay, well, maybe not in forever, but at least not since some time last year when I wrote another installment in The Academy of the Accord.

Ah, yes, The Academy of the Accord. *sigh* I’ve been taking a break from it because I was getting seriously burned out on it – especially at trying to figure out how to fix a major plot hole (plot crater is more like it) and how to untangle some stuff from Book Five that is going to need to go to Books Six and Seven – which run semi-concurrently with each other and with the end of Book Five…

So, yeah, I needed a break from the series – it was creating too many headaches – so I decided that this year, before going back to work on it, I would get Sanguine edited, formatted, and published, and would finish, edit and publish all three books of The Other Mages trilogy.

And the only “new” thing I was allowed to start was to be work on a sequel to Song and Sword for November’s NaNoWriMo.

“Writers plan, and their muses laugh.”

Kicking back and relaxing in the bathtub the other day, my mind turned to two characters in The Academy of the Accord – Rahmael and Shander. (Shander is involved in my bottomless pit of a plot hole, but that’s beside the point.)

The point is… I now have the urge to write their story.  Or at least certain scenes of it. But at the same time, I don’t want to fall back into the inescapable trap of the series that has no end.

But on the other hand, at least I would be writing…

And it’s not really a shiny new plot bunny… it’s an old plot bunny come hopping back to haunt me…

Or maybe it’s a squirrel…

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  1. shegyes

    I am having some similar issues. Since I told myself I would focus solely on one project, I’ve had several dreams that would turn into some great stories. At least one a night, and sometimes two or three. I’ve been lucky enough to remember them well enough to jot them down, but damn if I don’t want to start a new writing project because of them. *shakes head* Eye on the prize… Eye on the prize…

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