I mentioned at the end of the year that I was working on a new WIP The Wasps Nest and I had every intention of bringing that project to life this year. The trouble is that I had been working various versions of it since around September and which ever way I looked at it it wasn’t working.
When I read back my previous updates I know that I was filled with optimism and spirit that I would get this book written. I’d already been struggling with it and every time I came to get some more written I was just feeling more lost.
I know what the hook is and it’s still a story I want to write but at the moment I don’t feel like I’m able to do it justice. Now I don’t know if I feel like this because my last book slammed the hook in your face in the first sentence and I’m trying to recreate that or if I just haven’t figured it out enough in my head.
The Wasps Nest is told from multiple POVs and this isn’t something I’ve tried before and I’m happy to admit that this scares me just a little, sometimes it’s hard enough to get inside the head of one character let alone the the three I intend to use. I have limited time available to me to write every week and I guess I’m concerned that it will make it really challenging to build momentum.
There’s a good chance I am overthinking this in to a problem that’s not there but for now I have to do what’s right for me and my writing. I’m not fully stopping working on The Wasps Nest but I’m going to hit pause for a while whilst I work on a different WIP and come back to this whenever the inclination takes me and see what happens.
It’s possible that this is just my pattern I had several failed attempts to get going with Good & Guilty and by the time I finished it I loved it and the MC.
Honestly writing is hard and this is just another bump in the road