So with Darkness finished I get to start my sparkly new, shiny new, yay for new, NEW new manuscript! :)
New new new new!
But new means a lot of creative thinking again. I don't generally use outlines. I mostly come up with an idea and run with it, or as I like to say I pants my WIPs. But this time I'm going to have to make a cheat sheet. I will be starting a New Adult Paranormal (LGBT) piece, and for the paranormal part of it I need to build my world and keep everything straight.
I've never done that for a novel before. My first was a contemporary YA about self harm, and the second an Adult dark thriller. Both had humans, both here in the real world.
But the new one (though here on earth) will need a new reality, and paranormal peeps. So I have to create my own rules so that I can follow them. The idea is fun, but also daunting. Lots of paranormal worlds have been created before mine, so coming up with which rules to keep, which to disregard, and which to totally make up new is overwhelming!
There are too many choices! I love choices, but when there are too many I start to twitch. I tend to short circuit with too much stimulation, and unlimited choices can be stimulation overload. Sometimes TV looks a lot better than thinking :)
So this weekend I have to make my list of rules... My basic plan is this: pick a basic few, then do a little research to see if there are any other choices I like but didn't even know about, then finalize my cheat sheet and START WRITING!
Let's hope I can stay focused without going too crazy.