Writing Song of the Day: “For the First Time” by The Script
Hello lovelies! Throughout May, we will be participating in the Blog Me MAYbe blogfest, which you can learn more about here. Since Mondays are all about telling you something dealing with writing, Quita and I thought we’d share some info about our new WIPs.
You see, we’ve been planning for WEEKS to complete a brand new WIP during the month of May–kinda our own self-imposed NaNoWriMo. We were going to give ourselves most of April to finalize our ideas and begin plotting.
And then April passed, and we still hadn’t settled on which stories we wanted to work on.
I fluctuated between writing a companion novel to the last YA I completed, a dark story revolving around a love triangle, and a humorous tale about two exes setting up each other on blind dates. Quita kept deciding between writing a supernatural historical story, or a contemporary thriller. But no matter how many times we plotted and tried to start the first chapter, nothing seemed to stick. These ideas were dying to get out of our heads, but the execution was always lackluster.
Finally, this past Sunday, we vowed to just write nonstop for two hours to see what we come up with. I’ve now settled on writing a contemporary YA retelling of Hansel and Gretel, and Quita’s creating a historical YA about the bootlegging scandals in the 1920s (I think that’s the decade–hey, she’s the history buff, not me). With all of our recent whining, we finally found stories that we’re excited to write.
The downside? In order to meet our self-imposed deadline, we have to hold off on reading Insurgent–as well as City of Lost Souls for me. 😦
The upside? Once May 31st hits, we’ll have some awesome novels waiting to be read–not to mention a juicy burger from Five Guys. If you’ve been a long-time follower of this blog, you know how much we loves us some Five Guys.
How are all of you doing with your writing? Any new stories you want to share with us? Also, do you have hard time, too, deciding which project to work on next?