I mentioned I’m working on the third in a series of books called Hexes in Texas. I also mentioned my procrastination and trying to get myself motivated to get back into writing it.
Know all summer long I’ve written notes on the book when ideas, characters, conflicts popped into my head, I wrote them down> I even managed to squeak out the first chapter.
Yet I don’t feel motivated to write. Why? I kept asking myself.
Then about a week ago, I was on a plane, enjoying the feeling of taking off when it came to me.
My heroine is boring!
Don’t get me wrong, she’s a great girl, who protected her people with her elfy skills. She also has plenty of conflict to keep me busy for a while.
The Problem with Astrid is that she’s a shy, introverted type.
With the first book, I didn’t have any problems writing about my witch from Canada, who spoke her mind, and when she didn’t, her cheeky English speaking cat did for her.
In the second book, I had a fire and brimstone, witchy who wasn’t afraid to snark or hex your boots off.
They were spunky, sassy, spit fiery kinda gals. Not so with Astrid.
So, how in hades to I get this girl to come out of her shell?
That, I realized, had to be my motivation.