40,743 words. I think that’s my biggest story ever. And I’m planning on adding to it quite a bit as I revise it.
Here’s how writing works for me – I get a story idea. Unlike most of my story ideas, this one intrigues me. I play around with it in my mind for a while, working out plot points and personalities. I get so excited about the story that I can’t take it anymore and I have to write it. I’m totally immersed in the story as I write it, picturing everything that is happening as I write it down. Once I write it down, it’s out of me – I don’t repicture that scene again. I keep writing until all of the story flows out of my brain and onto my screen. Then begins the grind of turning my error-riddled first draft into something worth posting.
So I was inspired after reading a so-so story with an idea for a story. I’ve been writing on “A Week At The Lake With My Sister” and it is a very hot story filled with sex. It’s a 33K words and I’m on the next to last sex scene.
Monday, I had an idea for a whole-family story that I find incredibly hot. Sadly, I’m getting immersed in this new story idea while I’ve got “A Week At The Lake With My Sister”. Bad story idea! Wait your turn!
Now, I’ve got the quandary – do I put “A Week At The Lake With My Sister” on hold and run with this new story idea? Or do I try to keep the new story idea on the back burner while I finish “A Week At The Lake With My Sister”.