Short stories vs the Long Ones

So right now I’m in the middle of two different projects: writing Wraith and The Dragon’s Call.  It’s interesting because switching from one story to the other requires a shift that is sometimes easy- and sometimes very difficult.

The Dragon’s Call is YA- and I find that it’s much easier to write. The language is easier because it’s language that I use on a day to day basis.  I can relate to the characters because I’ve met people that have some of their characteristics.  And it’s really easy to stay inside of Derek and Cecily’s head, because at one time or another I have had the emotions they have, struggled with the same things they struggled with and loved in the same way they love.

Wraith is a little harder.  Anne is a little shallow and Wraith is like no character I’ve ever read or written about in my life.  He’s definetly complex.

But it feels good to write their story- and when I’m stuck with “The Block” and can’t think of what to write for Derek and Cecily- I can always switch over and get my gears going again with Anne and Wraith.

I can’t wait to finish these stories.  It’s that excitement- the one that says, “I have to see this as a book,” that keeps me going when I’m so frustrated I just have to stop typing.

It’s like a drug lol- one that I don’t think I’ll ever be able to give up.

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