But at the same time, I've reached that dreaded middle section. You know what I'm talking about--the story isn't flowing as quickly as it was in those heady early days, I'm floundering a bit and feeling a little lost...
And then I heard it: the seductive whisper of a shiny new idea.
What to do? It would be so easy to
abandon put off working on the current WIP in favor of taking up with the awesome new story--after all, the new characters are talking freely, being all cooperative and stuff, while my current characters are... not.
But I know that if I start working on this new idea, Thomas and Claire's story will likely not get finished. So, I've told the new idea:
Last time, Thomas and Claire were being very demanding, but I put them off to finish James and Kelly's story. Now, it's the characters from the third book clamoring for attention.
Don't get me wrong--this is a great problem to have. Multiple plots, characters, and ideas floating around? I just wish I had the time to work on them all.
But I will wait. After all, patience is a virtue, right?
So now I have a question for you, fellow authors. When you get that shiny new idea, what do you do? Drop everything and start working on it, or stay the course with your current WIP and come back to the new idea later? What's your process like? Does it involve as many kitties as mine? <g>
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