Recently, mandywriter posted a conversation she had with her agent regarding which writing project she should pursue next. Nadia said something to the effect of, "Make a list of things you want to write about and choose #14. It will stretch your writing muscles." I read that and thought, Huh. I didn't really see myself in a position to make a list like that - much less follow the #14 suggestion; I have a half dozen ideas ready to go whenever I finish my current project.
Still, I couldn't help rolling the idea of this list around in my brain a little.
I have said for a long time that I don't ever see myself writing from a teen male POV. Not having ever been a teenage boy, I don't think I could pull it off. But today, HE came to me - the protaganist for what could be a new manuscript! I quickly jotted some notes for who he is and what his story will be, but I'm being very careful not to let him take over. I really, really need to finish CMT before I start something new. I don't want to have a pile of first drafts and nothing to show for it!
Still, I'm excited. If I ever get the time, I really think I can do this! I might have to keep putting off some of the projects on my list to write this one first.
Also, I have a new critique partner who I met right here on LJ! We're going to give it a try and see if we can work together. I am very pleased! :-)