I've been waiting for that spark--the idea to spin my imagination off into another world--to start writing something new. While I waited, I edited My Protector, and edited, and edited, and edited, still anticipating a dream or a nightmare or something to spur me in a new direction.
I have started a new story and am in love with writing again. But not after an idea hit me. It came on the wake of a rejection. The emotions from that response sent me to my keyboard and Pigeon was born.
I've learned a lot from My Protector, but it needs to sit in a time out for a while. I may come back to Eri's story in the future. Right now, it's Pigeon's turn.
My insecurity as a writer is showing itself as lessons learned:
Lesson 1--knowing when to say when
Lesson 2--the time spent editing keeps me from writing any of that crappy stuff in my new WiP
Lesson 3--writing is a journey and loving where it takes me is a gift
I wish you the joy of story telling and the love of following your imagination--
happy writing :)