The Healer and the Pirate

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Passion and Scheduling

I don't know what kind of person you are, but I get an idea and it's exciting and interesting, but then after the novelty wears off, I have to force myself on. Lately it seems like the novelty is wearing off too quick....

I had to make up some time at work this week so my lunches are short this week. My 30 minute writing time has been gutted so I've been having trouble doing much!

But at least Maggie and I are working on the sequel to "The Healer and the Pirate"!


  1. Julie, I know a bit of what you mean about being excited about an idea and losing interest. I think it's natural. Not every idea deserves to live--and even if it does, I may not be the person to carry it. My interests often die from overexposure: I listen to a song I love until I'm sick of it. See some people too much, etc. After my master's thesis was finished, I could not look at it again (ever). I feel the same way about the (unpublished, sometimes unfinished) novels I've written (overexposure, burnout.) Fortunately I never tire of the one I'm married to! Sounds like you're a busy person with many ideas.

  2. Great point that not every idea deserves to be pursued! I read a great idea about making an "idea file" because an idea that doesn't work for a novel might be something you can apply toward a short story or something.

    Then again, I found notes for an idea I had I don't even know how long ago (I guess no earlier than 2008?) and I can't believe I even wrote that outline, LOL. I'd post it but then no one will respect me.....