Monday, July 19, 2010

Two Projects at Once...

So... I've been focusing pretty heavily on Anemone these days.  The characters have been revealing so much about themselves I've actually leaned back in my chair and said "HUH!  Didn't know that about you!"  I also didn't know that an ex-girlfriend to my male MC was going to be a present character, but next thing I knew, she was picking him up to carpool for work! DRAMA!!

Then there's today, which I planned on writing a lot... haven't even opened my Anemone file yet.  (but hey, I did finish editing a whole photo shoot, so it's not like I didn't get anything done today... I even went to the grocery store!)  So all the while I'm editing, I'm of course thinking about what to write next in Anemone for when I get to it... but guess who started talking to me....  The characters from Still Loving Ghosts which have been silent for MONTHS. 

My plan for now is to focus soley on Anemone until it's DONE.  I really believe in this story and have to see it through while I'm still going strong.  I will certainly write down some bits of dialogue or a scene idea for SLG if I'm afraid I will forget it, but Anemone needs my undivided attention!  I am curious though, what do you do when you've got characters from two different WIPs fighting for typing time???  Do you work a little bit on each?  Do you ignore one for a while? 


  1. If I want to finish a project all the way through, I have to put all my attention to it. Otherwise I jump around too much and don't get anything done.

    Like lately :)

  2. I have to pick one and focus. Otherwise it's too easy to get distracted by the other one (and then the first one) and nothing gets done. Good luck with Anemone!

  3. i LOVE when characters reveal things about themselves that you didn't know. I had a love interest for a MC who ended up being a total asshat. who knew?

  4. I've had this happen so many times. But I can only focus on one project at a time. Otherwise they all start sounding a like.

  5. Getting to the grocery store is a major accomplishment! I hate going, there are so many other things I'd rather be doing.

    I had this situation just recently. I'm working full speed ahead on revising the wip I've been working on for well over a year, and this other story just pops into my head. I was so afraid I was going to lose it, so I jotted down some notes just so I could let it go and concentrate on the wip. I wish I could have spend more time with it, but I'll never get anything done if I don't force myself to stick to one thing at a time (at least, that's how I operate - other people can probably multi-task).

  6. Oh, and I love Peeta, but I'm Team Gale too!

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