So I have this work-in-progress (see the Next Big Thing Blog Hop) and I’m so excited about it. It’s going smoothly so far, though I am taking a step back to do some proper plotting before I keep pantsing ahead.*
In the meantime, there’s this story. And it just won’t leave me alone. It’s very different from what I’ve written before. It’s MG and the MC is a 12-year-old boy. I wrote a quick blurb about it, and even gave it a title: THE EVERGREEN.
But I’m not one of these people who can work on different projects simultaneously. Nor am I sure I want to. I also want to see the first project, JUDGMENTAL, to the end, before starting on the next.
Yet THE EVERGREEN keeps cropping up in my thoughts. Do I let myself get carried away with that, and temporarily abandon the first project (which is actually the third book I’ve worked on)? Or should I use my head, and concentrate on what’s already in progress.
I wonder if THE EVERGREEN would just be a distraction. Maybe I should back-burner it, and stay focused.
Has anyone else ever had this come up? What did you do? I welcome your comments.
*Pantsing=writing by the seat of your pants