Have you ever wondered how a book gets written?
(If not, please keep reading anyway. Humor me.)
Some people have thousands of index cards or Excel spreadsheets. Others graph out plot points or print out the whole manuscript and tape it to the wall. Some people plan, and others write by the seat of their pants and are called, in the pub biz, Pantsers.
I am a Pantser. And I've been stuck on my next manuscript, a YA paranormal, waiting for inspiration to get me from page 57 to the real meat of the story.
And inspiration finally struck-- at 1am, while I was underslept and on Unisom. I actually thought it was some weird dream until I found my notebook propped open with a pen today.
The notes that I took in the pitch black dark read as follows:
eh2a - dong necronancy
dry tokiw hren
head wound of o2
undergrass - cawed nihilism
cidy meme - clve to hogins
go on druck/nun any slugs
snd abandwed zeo
need: sind healry*
So that's what my next book will be. I'll let you know when it sells.
*I actually know exactly what it says, because I can read my own crappy handwriting. And it's awesome.