Sunday, August 29, 2010

Breaks between projects

As I probably mentioned last week that I finished my newest draft of my current WiP, time to take the red pen to it, but in the meantime while I let it stew for a bit, I've been thinking about another project that has been bouncing around in my head for a while and I actually started before my current project, just never made it past the 100 page mark. (always seems to be my sticky point.)

So do you think it would be wise to work on another project while I let the current one stew a bit longer, or should I not be spreading my focus between two projects in case they start to get confused? What do you do in times like this?


  1. I can't work on two NEW projects at a time, but I can work on a WIP and edit something else easily. Well, really I switch my focus from one to the other, sectioning them off inside my brain, if that makes any sense.

    My best advice is to not take more than a couple of days break. It can be hard to get back into the writing habit. ;-)

  2. I see what you are saying, and I wasn't planning on taking a long break at all as I have done it in the past and it is hard to get back into the habit. So what I've done is started to outline, I know such a harsh word, my next WiP while I continue editing my current WiP.

  3. I *love* to outline before I start a project. All the possibilities - and problems - are easy to see.

    I *hate* to outline to try and fix a sick ms. All I see are the problems. Le sigh.

  4. 100 pages, I'm jealous. I gave up on writing full novels because I continuously got stuck on the 25th-30th page, and get too frustrated and then lazy to finish.