I’m not an outliner when I write. I sit down, put my fingers on the keys and hope they can keep up with my brain. This has always been how I wrote. But in November 2017, I started taking Lyrica and I may need to shake up how I write.
The biggest side effect I have noticed with Lyrica is that it feels like I don’t think the way I used to. For nearly a year, I have tried to put that into words that a doctor could understand. I continue to fail.
How do you explain that the brain in your head doesn’t feel like your brain? Seriously. I’m open to suggestions. I can’t pinpoint a single example of what I mean, to illustrate the feeling. It just doesn’t feel like me.
To get through the writing of Demonic Dreams, I had to do a very rough outline. And again with Natural Born Exorcist. Once those rough outlines existed, I was able to get the books written.
I have decided to try it with Ritual Dreams even though I’m half way done with the book. And I have done it for the second Nephilim narrative already. Wish me luck with this new writing habit. Since I’ve been a dedicated pantser for 30 years, it’s weird to switch that up… But you do what you have to do. Let the writing continue.