I shared a little about my current work in progress a few weeks ago. Naturally, after I shared that, my characters decided they weren’t happy with their lives as they were – nor were they happy with the situations I was throwing at them.
Kylie decided she didn’t want to be a travel blogger, but own a bar on a beach instead. Her father was still cool with being dead, but the circumstances surrounding his death have changed a bit. Her sister…well, her sister took a completely different direction from anything I expected.
Pete decided being a sheriff was far better than being a website designer. He also wanted more to investigate than his father’s gambling winnings. He got his wish, with several women in his small town going missing.
For both of them, and everyone around them, things are going to get much worse before they get better. For me, however, things are improving. Now that their situations are working better for them, I’m able to write more and faster.
It was a struggle for a while, though. I couldn’t figure out what wasn’t working. I only knew that they weren’t cooperating with me, with no real idea why. It was only when I decide to swing by the hair salon on the spur of the moment for a hair cut, and had to kill time for 45 minutes, that I finally realized what needed to be done. Once I realized that, and once I made the changes, I went from fighting my way through the Amazon with a butter knife to sliding down a water slide. The difference is noticeable, and amazing.
Which is why this is going to be such a short post. I need, and want, to get back to work!