Oh my fellow bloggity bloggers, it's happening, it's calling my name. Never thought it would, but the pull is mighty and tempting.
What might that be?
My previous novel. It wants me back.
And like an old and dear friend that has been around the block with you a time or two, seen you at your worst, laughed with you at your best, and knows all your deep dark secrets and who you had to kill to keep it alive...it knows what buttons to push to bring me back.
It knows me. It knows I'll come with open arms to my beloved characters that I lived with for five years. Yep. Five years. Off and on, but still. I love those people and they know it. It's a very sweet carrot dangling there.
I put it aside this past spring after querying got me nowhere, and I started my new wip. I'm a fourth into that one, and while I love it too, it hasn't won my soul over like the first one. Yanno how first love is!!!!
But all that wouldn't matter if I hadn't entered 250 words of the first one in the Secret Agent contest...and then started reading all the critting feedback. On just that 250 words, there is so much I can do better! I know so much now, that I can do better on that whole story. And now, instead of plugging through my workday plotting out the next scene on the new wip I will write when I get home, I'm sitting here today obsessing over the old one.
Partially because that one is familiar, probably. It's not new writing, it's tweaking, so it's easier. I know all that... but it's like a delicious piece of chocolate calling me!!!! LOL