Friday night, my amazing CP and I took turns going through our Ws-IP folder and cleaning house. I threw out a premise, how long ago I’d worked on it, how I felt about it at that point, and she gave the Keep It, Delete It verdict. I returned the favor. Have you done this recently? It’s so refreshing – like a good, thorough spring cleaning, windows washed and cobwebs out of the corners.
Now that the dangling projects, the projects I was determined to finish even though I hated them, the everything-else-uninteresting projects are gone (gone!) I’m free to start fresh. I’ve been trying to get to this Clean Slate stage for ages.
If only I could make up my mind about some names. And settings. And whether I really want to keep the flower-print skort I bought last week.
Listen, question: With this new project o’ mine, a paranormal, the paranormal elements are based upon Russian folklore and the paranormal society heirarchy is modeled after the Russian royal lineup of princes and princesses. Would you as a reader be annoyed by the stylized Russian names? Or would they make sense to you? I (surprise surprise) can’t decide.