Remember that post I wrote all about my novel ideas and how I was despairing over my status as a 'pantser' and would I ever write a darn novel? (which I'd advise you to read before this one). Well, not much has changed. I abandoned The Fox Child, gladly, but also sadly, if that's possible; and focused my attentions on two others, first: To The End and Back, and when my creative juices ran out I started Cellophane Heart (which has had a name change, and now has a working title of 'Etc'.
Thus far, bearing in mind that collectively, I've probably only spent a couple of weeks in total on both due to college and exams, To the End and Back has a word-count of 10,303 and I genuinely love it. However a couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon such a large plot hole that I fell right through. I'm still trying to clamber my way back out so until then, this one is temporarily on hold. I have a few scenes that I know will happen, I vaguely know some things about it -- we'll see where this all goes.
Now onto 'Etc'. The main subject of this post. Why? Because I have finally made a pinterest board of inspiration for it and it's actually helping. Currently, this little (very little) WIP clocks in at 12,759 words, and was originally a middle-grade - then things started getting a little dark and twisted, which I embraced wholeheartedly, so now maybe it is an MG-YA crossover. Who knows really. This WIP is actually harder to get into and write a lot of in one sitting than To The End and Back, mainly because it is written in vignettes of around 300 words each. Which means it's so difficult to get my writing to flow due to scenes chopping and changing. It also means I need to have a heck of a lot of ideas in order to get anywhere with this novel - which I am sadly lacking right now. So instead I am feverishly sourcing inspiration via pinterest until both I and my writing buddy have caught up on a year's worth of sleep now our exams are done.
Do you have any current WIPs that are (still) causing you trouble? Or can you write entire novels in the space of a couple of days as I know some people (!!) can? Do you use pinterest for inspiration too? And has anyone seen any pictures of ten year old half Indian, half Chinese girls with short black hair and blue eyes? (I can't seem to find a suitable main character photo to join the pinterest party on my board WIP: etc yet.