For the longest time, I only worked on my historical novel, Promise of the Plum Blossom*. For at least two years I’ve focused solely on writing and researching that novel.
And suddenly, this new story, Lady of the Snow* , just popped up.
The last week or two I’ve solely focused on the latter, neglecting my first one. It’s times like this where I know I have what I call “Writer’s Attention Deficit Disorder,” meaning I’ve lost focus on the book I should be trying to finish. I should be aiming to finish Promise and I do wonder if this is another subconscious way of procrastinating yet again on that one.
But then I think this Writer’s ADD is something that I shouldn’t be fighting. I mean, if the ideas and inspiration are coming for Lady of the Snow, I should focus on that now. Right? Otherwise what fragments of ideas may be lost.
I think I should embrace this new idea for a little while as I rejuvenate the desire for Promise again. It’ll always be there to work on when I feel the creative juices flowing slower with this new one. And vice versa.
Perhaps this two novels at once is better than I originally thought 🙂
Do you work on more than one project or novel at a time?
*Working titles only; will most likely change.