That short break I took from working on WAR OF MAGIC worked.
I’ve written two new chapters in the last couple of days. (All right, so one of them was very short. It still counts.) And I like them. That isn’t an absolute necessity with a first draft. The point is to get the story down, not get it right. That’s what revisions are for. But liking what I’ve just written is a real motivator for me to keep going.
That’s why I’m continuing to intersperse working on the first draft of BECOME with chapters of WAR OF MAGIC.
I think giving my brain a bit of a rest from one story, without stopping writing, freed it up to generate what I needed for those next (difficult) scenes.
So, since it’s working, I’m going to keep doing it.