Ever heard the expression “You make your plans, and God laughs”? Yeah, well. That applies to writing, too. See, I planned on continuing to keep on plodding on this incredibly frustrating WIP called “Immortal Blood.” I’m not feeling the love there.
Instead, a story that was originally a short called “Blood, Breath and Fire” broke down the solid oak door in my head. It’s turned into a ‘several hundred years in the past’ (and probably a few hundred pages) project that takes place in another universe of mine. And every day, more and more stuff is leaking through from that universe to this one.
Example – Viho the dragon’s been talking a lot, telling me how the artifact used in the title of the book “Fireheart” was created. He did it. He told me how. And how he (sort of) died in the process. Oh, and he’s telepathic. He said it’s only logical – imagine how difficult it would be trying to enunciate with a jaw like that? And he’s an initiate at a Temple that focuses on art.
So I guess my work on Immortal Blood is a bust this week. I think maybe I’ve done a few hundred words, and that’s about it. I managed a little bit of planning on it. Just a little.
On top of all that, I had something happen yesterday that’s really blocked my work. I found out that some medicine I need to stay healthy doubled in price this month to $60.00. Doable, but still a stretch on my budget. Next month, however, it goes up to approximately $400.00. I have no idea what I’m going to do.
Needlessly to say, my stress level has skyrocketed too. And it’s blocking my creativity a bit.
On the plus side, I’ve still been able to keep up my blogging for this round. That’s an accomplishment.
See everyone on Wednesday – hopefully with some production.