Monday, January 14, 2013
I am making you a promise
Something I have been holding back on is telling you guys about my work in progress. When I made If Only We a priority, I put another story on the back burner. That story is Before We Knew. I started it summer of 2011 and it held all sorts of promise. It was one of those extraordinarily cute YA contemporaries that made me laugh while writing it. I couldn’t wait to get back to it once I finished If Only We.
During the year of revising and rewriting, I have been coming up with and plotting out many of my story ideas from over the years. When an inspiration came to mind, I would write it down so that I could be better prepared in the future. There were seven stories that are in that process. No matter how many of them I had, I kept telling myself that I would go right back to Before We Knew.
The next step was going to be another story that I hold close to my heart called Whatever This Is. I actually wanted to do that one for NaNoWriMo instead of If Only We. The only problem was that there were several plot holes I couldn’t fill in time, so I decided against it. Which was probably a good thing because I had an epiphany for that story that fills me with a certain kind of delight that can’t be put into words. That epiphany makes me want to write it all the more so.
In the last few months, a new story idea has come to me. This new story idea has proven to be a masterpiece of epic proportions. I had this little snippet of an idea I have wanted to do for years but had no avenue to fulfill it in until now. Almost every day I come up with a new scene or a new line of dialogue. It has gotten to the point where if I don’t get to really writing this soon, I am going to burst at the seams.
I wanted to get to Before We Knew, or even Whatever This Is, after If Only We. Then inspiration threw me a curve ball and has told me otherwise. This new story idea has become a work in progress that is taking priority in my writing life.
I want so much to tell you guys all about it… but I don’t want to divulge too much too soon. It’s still in the beginning stages and I haven’t quite gotten all the details figured out.
Here is my promise though: Once I have finished If Only We, I am going to treat you guys to a sneak peek at a few details of my work in progress, including the title.
So stay tuned if you want to find out more!
♥ Jessica Sankiewicz ♥