I'm happy I finished my WIP. But now I feel lost.
I can't NOT write. However, I can't presently write, because I don't have a story in my head. My characters haven't taken shape, yet.
My next book will not feature vampires. That, in itself, is a little scary. It will still be paranormal (because I will have ghosts), but it will be a stand alone book. I don't foresee any kind of series coming from this (unlike my vampires – I think could write that world forever – I have enough ideas).
Why the change? Because I need to see if I can do it. I don't want my first books to be flukes.
So, I'm planning. What kind of people are my hero and heroine? What do they do for a living? What secrets do they have? Then I'll figure out how they'll meet and why they think they can't be together (because this is, after all, a romance).
For you writers out there – how much time do you take between writing projects? Is one week enough? Or is it too long? I keep telling myself I need to re-charge. But I love to write. I think as soon as I have my characters formed, I'll start writing, whether the week is up or not.
But first, maybe I should clean the house. I've kind of let it go and if I start on another project, who knows when I'll get to it next. I'm hopeless. No, wait. Make that lazy!