I’ve been working on Succubus-in-Waiting since mid-July and haven’t gotten very far. It isn’t because I don’t love the story, because I do. I want to find out how Connor and Piper end up together and I think I’ve written some good stuff lately. However, their story has been pushed further and further from my mind as Pagan began demanding her story.
Pagan is a character I began trying to write five years ago. Even then, I had the idea for The Veil and couldn’t wait to start writing about the beings within it. But no matter how hard I tried to write Pagan’s story, I didn’t know who she really was and why she would fall in love with Christian. (I know, Pagan…Christian…am I hoaky or what??) Recently though, she’s become more prominent in my mind. It could be because she made an appearance in my finished MS, Ruby: Uncut and on the Loose. Or it could be because I’ve finally figured out who she is.
Whatever the case, I started writing her story this morning. I’m playing with the idea of calling it Falling for Dr. Love (I did say I was hoaky). Why this title? Well because I have a playlist in mind for it. Let me list it:
Playlist title: For Medicinal Purposes
‘Dr. Feelgood’ by Motley Crue
‘Calling Dr. Love’ by Kiss
‘You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet’ by Bachman Turner Overdrive
‘Sexual Healing’ by Marvin Gaye
‘Doctor My Eyes’ by Jackson Browne
‘The Nurse Who Loved Me’ by A Perfect Circle
‘Just Like A Pill’ by Pink
‘Bad Medicine’ by Bon Jovi
‘I Wanna be Sedated’ by The Ramones
‘Contagious’ by Trapt
‘Remedy’ by The Black Crowes
I know, I have too much time on my hands. Anyway, Pagan is demanding her story right now of all times. Doesn’t she realize I’m in the middle of Piper’s story? Or doesn’t she care? Probably the latter. And I know, Piper, Pagan…I’m going to get mixed up with my P’s. These two characters are so different, I don’t think that’ll happen.
So, what do you do when you’re stuck on a story? Do you try to work on something else? Do you take a break from everything and go back to it?