So, I’ve been staring at my own writing for weeks. I finally started to force myself to put it down and read some other things. I am determined to finish the Dance with Dragons before Martin has the next one written, and since I read in an article that he makes it through maybe five pages a day, I figure I have a chance.
The disadvantage of being absorbed in the same story too long is that your ideas cease to be fresh and start to take on an incestuous fermentation. I am revising a novelette that I am putting out as an ebook when it’s finished and has the stamp of approval from at least my sister (love you!). I am also very, very close to being finished with the next novelette in the collection.
I find myself repeating phrases and descriptions, like a ‘five senses’ vortex in my brain. I am writing a collection of fractured fairytales called The Grimm Chronicles, and they are rather dark, but not really much darker than the originals if any of you have bothered to read them.
I need YOU to help me play with something fresh. I would like YOU to decide by vote on the elements of a Reader’s Fairytale. Is the protagonist a boy or a girl? How old? Who plays the villain? Modern, futuristic, or back-in-time backwoods setting?
I will sit on each of these for one week to give YOU a chance to vote. I don’t have a lot of followers, and even fewer of you who are brave enough to leave their poems in the comments, so I am prepared for the reality that maybe none of you will vote, in which case I will start polling people at the grocery story.
For this week, YOU have the golden opportunity to vote on the main character. Male or female? How old? Favorite food? Deepest fear? Leave it in the comments, start a debate! You can vote in the comments here, or on my facebook page at ChristineHaggertyAuthor.
Keep in mind that since I have a rather intimate group of followers, YOUR vote really counts!