This post might make me seem a little crazy... well, a little more crazy than I've already admitted to being, anyway. But I'm going to admit it: There are people living in my head and they won't shut up.
As you know, I've been working on revisions of MISFITS. I'm at the print-it-out-and-be-picky stage, which I'll start this weekend. I've held back from writing MISFITS 2, so I don't get anything mixed up between the two and to give myself a bit of a break. But then, last Wednesday I woke up with this girl in my head telling me about her life and how the first chapter of her story will start.
Obviously, I don't actually have voices talking to me but I have all of these people, stories and worlds in my head and it makes me feel a little bit nuts. I have three stories taking up room in my mind that have me researching some things for The New Story, trying to add oomph to MISFITS and thinking about how that story will continue in the sequel. It's so much that I'm having trouble sleeping. My mind simply won't turn off! I love the new ideas but oh, how I love good sleep...
On the other hand, I can't even tell you how excited I am about this new idea. It's way out of my comfort zone, the new main character is going to be a handful and I'm thinking I'll actually start working on it when I finish my revisions on MISFITS with hopes of being done before November. This means I can spend NaNoWriMo working on MISFITS 2. I would wait on this new idea for November but it's going to involve a lot more research and as much planning as I can do without going crazy. None of that lends itself to writing quickly for me.
Um, crazy is a huge theme of this post. Let's ignore it, huh?
Anyway! I'm headed out of town on Wednesday for my sister's wedding, (second time's a charm!) and will be away from humanity, (read: In Delaware) until Saturday. Maybe a long drive will help clear my head.
So, am I really crazy? Or are these people in my head something all writers deal with? Or are we ALL crazy?