The Muses are RAGING!
Throwing plot elements at me like water balloons, hoping one lands and I am struck with inspiration.
Great. Now I'm drenched with ideas! And I have written myself into a corner.
Obviously, my Muses are like a herd of wild horses who need to be tamed so that they can line up neatly and prance on command.
So what am I babbling about?
Well, this recent dry spell of creativity is apparently over and I am being BOMBARDED with some really great ideas as I establish Berryville and its residents. I want to tie in every character to the plot somehow, and my Muses (and where the heck have they been these past few months, anyway?) are back from vacation, whispering, "what if SHE is related to HIM? What if SHE knows THIS about HER?"
This is all well and good, but I am nothing if not indecisive. NOW what do I do? I am eternally grateful for whatever inspirations I get, but when it rains it pours! It would make the story much less complicated and easier to tell if I just kill this character off before I reveal the Big Plot Element. But what if I could use that character later? Even in fiction, you can't raise the dead, unless you're writing about zombies or something, and that's not my genre.
I am trying to be intentionally vague here so as not to reveal too much (I haven't even given this work a title yet). But after a good several productive mornings of actual WRITING, I'm afraid I'm going to soon have to pause again as my Muses regroup and point this story in the correct direction.
Ah, I hear them now, giggling as they refill a new batch of balloons with water.