I think I got it figured out. Turns out the whole 'blurbing' idea wasn't as futile as I thought. While I watched Top Chef last night, I wrote out the two main ideas I have swimming in my head.
As I suspected, the heart idea isn't ready to be written yet. Too many questions left unanswered or unanswerable at the present time. Which is a bummer. I still love the premise, and the characters are so alive to me, but I'm not there with it yet. (If that makes any sense.)
On the other hand, the second and far more commercial idea came out last night. I don't have all the plot points nailed down yet, but I have a good grasp on the villain - his goal, motivation, conflict thingy-ma-bobber. I have some good ideas about the hero and the heroine. Now I just need to start writing and let the story work itself out.
So, I guess the winner is.... :drumroll:... Nano. (Working title, folks. For personal and entirely childish reasons, I can't market this book under that name. Long story.)
It's going to be a romantic suspense/borderline thriller. (With techno elements.) Think Allison Brennan meets Michael Crichton.
Of course, I still need to do the editing. The plan then is to go back to my old schedule - new words during the week, edit on the weekends. That should keep me writing without feeling guilty about not doing the work that needs to be done.
Now, you tell me... What's news in your world?
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