Saturday, October 6, 2012

Dusting an old novel out

I've done it.
I've reached a block in the Memory Blanket where I feel I am hashing out something that I hadnt intended to, so I stopped.
I've instead, taken down an old novel that I worked on last year, a magical realism one, but where I have had to create an entire new world. I worked on it during NaNoWriMo last year. It was real fun working on it intensely. So I brought that off the shelf and dusted it off.
And sure enough, it had changed.
It had happened before, several times. I have put things on hold, put them on the shelf thinking I'd return back to them when I am more free/better/stronger. Things like books to read, beading projects, relationship. But Time is a powerful entity. Its main purpose in existing is to change.
And every time I have returned to stuff I've shelved, it has changed. Of course, what has changed is me. I've been burned badly with some projects and relationships.
We metamorphose into something different everyday. And there is no going back, most of the time.
But I digress.
The Healer of Zym is down from the shelf. Reading the chapters again, I realized how much I'd like to change it, but also how much I'd enjoyed the story. So now I'm on it again. There's a lot of the 50 K NaNoWriMo words that I had to throw out, and several others that I could bring in. Its exciting following the adventures of my protagonist Maeve.
Will keep you posted.

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