Hey! with the craziness of work, wedding planning, and everything else going on, I feel like I haven’t talked to all my blog people in quite some time. I was very lucky to have some wonderful bloggers share their thoughts here at WTP, and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did!
But, now I have returned to talk to you about a problem I’m having. As many of you know, I recently published my novel “London Darkness: Infernal Inventions.” Yay! Right? Of course I’m very excited about that. Well, as I stated in a previous post, I’m taking a small break from that series to work on a new trilogy. The “Bone Digger Trilogy”. I was very, very excited to start it and I was able to write the first three chapters of it. But, as of late I’ve had very little inspiration to write. I don’t know if maybe I’m just burned out from working so much, and feeling the economic pressures of the wedding coming down on me, but I do know that I don’t think I’m connecting with one of the characters in the book very well.
Her name is Kiara. And she’s a Demonologist. Now, you may be thinking How can you not connect with someone who studies demons? That sounds so cool! Well, I wish I knew. I had no problem introducing her and having her interact with Bone, the main character; but, something has happened. I don’t know if I just lost my connection with Kiara, so know I don’t really know how to have her act and react to the plot. I’ve also got a lot of notes written down about where I want the story to go, but for some reason I’m just having trouble getting it written out. I’ve only been writing 100 or 200 words a day; and, while I hate to admit it, some days I haven’t written anything at all.
So now I’m hoping to find a way out of this funk. I think my best option may be to read over what I have so far so I can get back into the characters. I like where the story itself is going, and I rather like just how much of a fantasy aspect I’m putting into it. The inspiration to write just isn’t there, and I’m putting some of the blame on Kiara. I’m at the point where I’m describing her past, and what events led her to where she is now, but I just don’t really know. I have a basic idea, but I’m stuck. I think it may help if I jot down notes about her past life. Her family, their life together, and basic details like that.
That felt like quite a rant. Anyway, I’m hoping to figure this thing out pretty soon.
Has this happened to you? Have you had trouble connecting with characters? What have you done to get out of a writing slump?