My NextBigThing writing project turned on its head…

WhatimWriting blog my #NextBigThing writing project turned on its head

Last week I took a bit of a #NextBigThing break for the purposes of this #WhatImWriting linky.  I also took an unintentional break from blogging in general due to a nasty viral infection.  This week I’m hoping to catch up with reading the #WIW posts from last week’s linky.  (Watch our for the sharing tweets!)

So back to my break from #NextBigThing ~ it was the best thing I could have done.

I still wrote for my project (in between being poorly) and in the process I seem to have turned it on its head.  A first edit of the Introduction has seen the audience change.  My #NextBigThing is all about managing your emotions through understanding chakras and it was originally going to be aimed at children from pre-school upwards.  After the edit though, I have found that the language is erring towards 8+ year olds and maybe even older.  This is okay but I am keen to re-focus on the younger age-group at some point (maybe in a whole new book).  For now though, I seem to be ‘in my flow’ and in my experience that’s something that must never be interrupted!

That’s what I love about writing.  It can be turned on its head at any point!  I really, truly believe that the analogy (yet to be revealed!) I have for my project works really well and keeps it simple…

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  1. Oooh you’re such a dark horse – what is this wonderful analogy? I’d love to know! Sounds like you’ve had a surprisingly productive week though I’m sorry to hear about the illness! It’s fun when writing takes you by surprise like that and you end up going in a new direction. Can’t wait to find out more about your project. Thanks for linking to #WhatImwriting xxx
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    • I don’t mean to be a dark horse Maddy! Just not quite ready to reveal too much just yet. Trust me, it will come clear soon enough 😉 In the meantime, thanks for putting up with the mystery gradually unfolding. Maybe I should try my hand at a mystery next… *ponders*

  2. I’m still so intrigued by your #NextBigThing! And I think you’re completely right to go with the flow, even if that means your target audience is evolving… Sorry to hear you’ve been poorly though. I hope you’re feeling much better now x
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  3. Oh, Carol, I hope you’re feeling better now? Sometimes our projects do take unexpected turns. One of my first drafts was originally aimed at teens but then the main character did some very naughty things so I had to rethink the rest of the content haha.
    I’d be interested to read your work on the chakras. X
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    • Well Chrissie, I’m sure you’ll be one of the first to read my chakra work. I’m now also doing a crystal healing practitioner course which is utterly fascinating. I’m feeling much better thanks and I love how my #NextBigThing is taking a natural u-turn although maybe I should be challenging myself by sticking to my guns!!

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