Another week has gone by and I can't believe it's the middle of March. This journey is funny-- all of the ups and downs, and even loops. I have had trouble balancing everything as everyone does. This weekend though I had some distractions.
I started to get more scenes to form in my head for another idea I had months ago. The characters showed themselves to me and began to call for my attention. I know what they look like, their names, and where they first kiss. I was drawn to them wanting to know more and they waived their finger dragging me in. I wrote down some ideas in my journal and a familiar voice started to yell.
"What about us?" The two voices called out.
"Oh right?" I looked at the Chapter 2 word doc. illuminated at the bottom of my screen. My current WiP characters were upset. I think they thought I was cheating on them.
"I was just...I had some ideas for something after you--after you are all polished and sent off to the big city to have the experts pick you apart. I have a new baby brewing and she needs a little food now and again. I promise not to stray again." My desperate words fumbled out.
"Get to work. Your CPs need to see this and that deadline you set is creeping up." Their anger grew as they stared at the newly born characters. These guys were ready to fight the newbies to win back attention.
Not wanting the newbies to get hurt, I told them to go back to bed and I would wake them when I am ready. Smiles grew on Ian and Anna's face because they want me to finish their story and they won.
I know this happens to all of us and Frankie from Frankie Writes wrote an hysterical post on it. She calls it SNIS-Sexy New Idea Syndrome. It is so true. Thanks for putting a diagnosis on this Frankie :)
Other distractions did creep up as they always do. The kids are still getting better from their colds and my son is up to taking an hour nap. My daughter just wants to talk non stop from 7 am -8 pm. I am trying to savor the moments but hey mom needs a break to produce one solid thought.
I have two deadlines which are tenative.
1. I want to get this baby in good condition by August for a critique in October.
2. I want to clean up what I have not to a perfect polish but first draft polish to send to someone for a critique on my actual story and characters.
Are these do able? Maybe. I'm trying to at least stick to them. We will see. I can't get frustrated and I must take baby steps. I am learning as I go so when that second baby gains my attention this process will move much faster.
Do you suffer from SNIS? How do you cope with it?
In other news, I did receive an award from Abby Annis. Thanks Abby, I will do a whole post on this later in the week.
I was also tagged and I am so embarrassed because I forgot who did so whoever tagged me please let me know so I can give you proper credit. I will post on that later in the week too!
There was also a blogfest today that I did not know about-- so sad. Maybe I will post something related to it later in the week as well. :)
There are also some contests going on that I will post about tomorrow :)
Have a great day!