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    No inspiration after first novel...

    Discussion in 'Insights & Inspiration' started by seta, Sep 3, 2009.

    I don't know if this is normal but I feel like it might be...

    I have absolutely no inspiration to start on another novel. My first novel was the culmination of many short story attempts sort of all rolled into one and hashed out into a decent novel so I literally used up several years of creative thinking.

    Now I'm just feeling sort of "blah" while I wait a month to begin reviewing my first novel.
     
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    How long has it been since you finished the novel?
     
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    It's been about 2 or 3 weeks now since I finished my first novel. Granted, it's just the first draft of the first novel, but my friend who's reviewing it doesn't see much wrong with it story-wise.
     
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    You are probably a bit burned out. Why not try something shorter ... much shorter.
     
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    Maybe your brain and body deserve some rest...
    Between first draft and revising I focused on... painting. And while painting I got a nice idea for a new plot.
     
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    I just finished my first novel (first draft only) and will not touch it for 90 days (3 months) min! I have been told only so much about people who pick it straight back up (2 weeks is way too soon).

    When you finish something as big as a novel (lets face it not many people ever do) then you need to NEED to have some time to realx 100% as possible.
     
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    Sounds good. I've got another project cooking with a friend of mine. I guess I'll just focus on that for now.
     
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    I have so many novel idea's stored up, I will never be able to write them all. Nonetheless, I like to take a short break between novels. During that time I write short stories.

    You can spend spare time day dreaming about different situations. What ifs. Perhaps an idea will spawn from it.
     
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    You gotta take a break between big projects. Very few writers can do it one after another like that without going crazy.
     
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    I'm already crazy, so I don't have to worry about that :p
     
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    Well, there are different levels of crazy. Some are good, others not so much.
     

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