I've completed the first chapter and have started the second of my new novel/linked short stories. I feel like I have a clear vision of the entire book which is very exciting.
However, I feel guilty because I've abandoned my originally intended war novel. I started, got to chapter 5 and could not go on. I don't know why. I tell myself it's because the story is not flowing through me fully yet. Every story has its time and my abandoned tale will have its time later. I hope. Still, I feel disappointed in myself for not plodding on with it.
Half-way through that novel, flashes of this one kept coming to me, characters, entire chapters, phrases. I figured they were trying to tell me something, to write them, bring this story to life.