Regular readers might have noticed that when I first started writing TEA WITH DEATH, DESIRE AND RAGE a few months ago, I couldn't stop talking about it and I was really excited about it. New novel, new idea, new characters. And you might also have noticed that the enthusiasm tapered off until I was no longer talking about it...
I did actually consider abandoning the story altogether. I'm not sure why, except that I'd hit a block and couldn't really muster the enthusiasm to work my way around it.
Then, just a few days ago, while I scribbled out new ideas inspired by the game I played with all of you, I thought I'd go back and reread some of my old files to see if anything there could spark off an idea too. I stumbled on TEA, and, bam.
I fell in love with it again.
I wish I could describe how amazing that feeling was, but I can't. It was shocking and astonishing and I loved it! And now I think about the story constantly, once again, and I'm so excited to keep writing it. I've changed some things around in my head, including the way I wanted the story to go, and I think that might have overcome the 'block'. Now I can't believe I ever thought I'd abandon this one.
Have you ever rediscovered your joy in something you thought you'd lost interest in? How did it feel for you?