Now that I have your attention…
I’m still staying even (and slightly ahead) on the 1K-a-Day Challenge. I did take a break from the novel to write some unpublishable stuff, though. I needed to write – wanted to keep the habit intact – but just didn’t feel like working on the novel and didn’t want to start something new or work on another exiting project. It was a nice change, and it was fun, but I do feel a little bit guilty.
Not because what I wrote was some really weird porn (which it was), but because I wasn’t working on my current novel.
But I’m back at it now, and, truth be told, I’m not really feeling all that guilty. It was fun, no one else will ever to have to see it, and it got… Well, I don’t want to say it got my juices flowing because, well, it was porn and that’s not what I’m talking about.
But that break from “serious” writing did get my (creative) juices flowing again and made me eager to dive back into the current novel without a name.
And, even better, because it wasn’t related to anything that I’m working on, like my little side story that will be part of one of The Academy of the Accord books, and isn’t part of anything that I plan to develop in any way, I don’t feel pulled to continue working on it at all.
I’ve mentioned before that writing a sex scene in your novel can break you out of a run (even if you edit it out later). Apparently writing flat out unrelated porn also can get you out of a rut.
Or maybe I just needed a brief break.