Can we talk for a moment, writer to writer?
Lookit, I can’t be the only one who’ll be happily plugging away at a highly anticipated novel (that’s code for it’s way overdue and readers are jumping ship by the hordes. *snort* You actually thought I had hordes of readers? Awww, that’s sweet) – and all the sudden a NEW book decides to just plop its big, bony ass right down on top of everything else with no intention of moving. A massive blob of scenes and backstory, brooding hunks, damsels in defiance, whips, chains and garden hoses (don’t ask), all reminding me that I have absolutely no willpower!
I’m not alone, right?
How do you deal with this kind of situation? Do you:
a). Ignore the new story until you’re done with the first one, because you’ve got discipline and the memory of an elephant?
b). Take the detour just long enough to frantically jot down everything you can for the new story, because your discipline’s flexible, but your memory’s a toss?
c). Attempt the juggling routine, because you’re fairly sure the 100th time is the charm?
I made the mistake of thinking I could pull off a combination of options b & c….1 week later… Update: Scavenger (Dark Day Isle, Book 2) will be delayed, yet again. I’m sorry. Please refer to the part where I have no willpower.
♥ How many #WIPs are you working on and what’s your favorite strategy for those invading new ideas?