After weeks of not adding to my work in progress due to lack of time, quiet, a stuffed up head and a second chest infection, I was really worried that I would find it difficult to get back into writing my contemporary romance, especially as I'd left off writing mid-chapter, with my heroine having to make decisions that could be good or bad, dependent on what she discovers...
I was surprised how quickly I got back into the flow.
Going with the 'write it and see' method has not suited me, and the contemporary romance will certainly need much more work in the second draft.
Even when I plan I'm flexible. Sometimes ideas expand or new ones emerge as I'm writing my historical romances, and they seem to fit in easier, whereas at the moment with the contemporary these additional bits seem to stick up like nails that haven't been hammered in properly!
I'm also anxious to get back to the Nottinghamshire novella too- the characters have started reminding me they are still waiting for the rewrite, and when will I start?
Along with a few ideas for shorter pieces- inspirations that have been percolating, and now keep popping up when I'm not expecting them to- usually when I'm meant to be cooking dinner, are distracting.
It's great there are all these ideas, but it doesn't help me get anything finished!
So I'm going to put some serious time in during the next couple of months, and try to be more organised.
There are short, mid and long term plans that I can dip into as and when needed.