So, as I mentioned a couple of days ago, I finished my second manuscript on Sunday. After a I finish something as massive as a manuscript, I tend to give myself a couple of weeks off to relax, take a break, and start over again with something new. However, that doesn't mean I don't think about the next story and normally, I tend to outline during this time too.
Except, the story that I planned to outline just won't come to me. I have the first six chapters covered, but then I'm stuck. Of course, I have a feeling it might have to do with the fact that this is supposed to be a trilogy and perhaps the story is to narrow to span three books. I want to add a third heroine too, but I'm still trying to fine-tune the details. I'm hitting a wall right now, and I don't like it. I'm going through what Natalie Imbruglia sings in her wonderful song "Torn": My inspiration has run dry... for this story, for now.
I still have a couple of weeks before I need to start writing again. And, as someone who doesn't necessarily believe in writer's block, I have faith that my heroines' story - all three of them - will find me. Soon.
It's just difficult when the story plays out in your head but the words won't come.