Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Writing again...

My editing isn't going as smoothly as I wanted and I've been distracted by other writing projects, but at least that means I'm writing again, which is good.

So, based on that recent phase I went through with Pitch Black, I started scribbling with a character history in mind, tentatively calling the whole thing "Jail Bird".

Yet, this project seems to be expanding without my consent. After having just brainstormed for a bit on that particular idea, I found a prompt on the Cool Bits generator and decided to try and hash out a short story. Thing is, the short story idea that popped into my head is the perfect companion story to "Jail Bird", as sort of an in-between-quel. And it could stand alone because it involves a character who leaves "Jail Bird" for a time and none of the events really tie back into the main story beyond containing some of the main characters. Basically, it's that character's exploits in the period between rejoining "Jail Bird".

So the question is: should I try to write both of these pieces at once? I am sorely tempted. I want to be writing again. I guess I'll take a stab at it and see how it turns out, no?

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