Wannabe Writers #28

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Where Am I in the Writing Process: Unpublished. Writing novel #2.

My Current Problem(s): Ugh! I thought this summer would be the time where I finish the next great novel, but I haven't been working on it. *sigh* Summer vacation has struck again. I've given myself a deadline. I absolutely MUST finish the first draft of novel #2 by the end of this year.

This week's question: Do you suffer from Shiny New Idea Syndrome? What are some ways to beat it?

My Answer: Boy do I EVER! While writing novel #1, the idea for novel #2 (my current wip) came and bugged me. First, I ignored it. Then I started planning it (yes, I'm a planner). After a few months of trying to split my brain in 2, I got smart and finished novel #1 before completely concentrating on novel #2. Now that I'm working on novel #2, so many new ideas are bombarding my mind! I'm disciplining myself to only write the ideas down in my notebook and not work on them. What about you?



J. L. Jackson said...

Rae, I have ideas popping in my mind all the time. I had to stop #2 in order to edit #1, but it's killing me. I hope to finish #2 before the end of the year as well.

Sarah said...

I gave myself that same deadline---finishing my current WIP by the end of summer. (I'm a teacher so I have off) and now the summer is almost over! I guess my new deadline will be the end of the year.