I know I’m not the only writer to have a nagging second series gnawing away at the back of my mind. If my experience is anything to go by, you may have more than one.
Are you a writer who acts on these nagging stories and starts to work on it alongside your current work in progress, or do you leave it, think logically, and complete your current work in progress before tackling another project?
I’m the former. If an idea for another series forms in my brain it is there to stay, screaming at me to give it even just a little attention.
Me: ‘But I have to concentrate on finishing this project first.’
Idea: ‘Stop making excuses and get on it woman. You can do both, I have faith in you.’
*Starts jotting notes for the new series*
Me: ‘Wow, balancing two projects is pretty hard going…’
Yet, I still continue to do it. What can I say? I like to make life hard for myself, and I love a new idea as much as the next writer.
This is my current problem at the moment because if I get in a rut writing EVO Shift I use my new idea as a distraction. In some ways, it gives me a break to recharge and go back to EVO Shift with a fresh perspective. In most ways, it’s a way to bury my head in the sand.
I doubt I’ll ever change, seeing as the lure of an exciting idea is my life force and I’m addicted to that high. Are you a multi-tasking writer? And more importantly, do you do it well?