It is amazing how much writing I can get done each night in just a few hours. Once I gave myself permission to start working on Wythe’s End again I am writing (or re-writing) between 10-25 pages a day. I honestly feel like I’m coming back to life after a long, dark year of feeling out-of-sorts.
I first started writing in a journal when I was 12 years old and kept writing in journals all through high school and college and graduate school. Writing kept me sane and balanced. In college, in addition to writing prolifically, I also started running. Between writing and long distance running I was the calmest, most energetic, happy person you might ever want to meet.
Writing has always been important to me and trying NOT to write was killing me! I just might be addicted to words the way some folks are addicted to alcohol or drugs.
The one good thing that came out of taking a break from working on Wythe’s End is that I so many new and fresh ideas occurred to me as I began rereading each chapter and character bio. Some small ideas, some big ideas, that make the story just that much more interesting and lively.
I am grappling with the title of the book again, of course. I keep asking myself if Wythe’s End really sound enticing enough to get someone to pick up the book and want to read it. Or, should I go back to the original title: The Secret of Wythe’s End? Or, go all out outrageous with The Deep, Dark Secret of Wythe’s End?
Once the book is finished then I’ll settle on the perfect title.
I am now figuring out just what kind of car(s) this family would drive. They have to be nice cars, but not flashy. Stylish, sensible, and practical, but expensive and unexpected.