Camp NaNoWriMo Days 26 & 27!
Have you ever faced the unfortunate conundrum of having to stop plodding along on your current story because a new story idea comes by that seems so much better?
This happens to me all the time, and it’s not such a bad thing in and of itself. You can’t complain too much about having too many ideas! You will always be pumped to write something.
The difficulties arise when you start latching on to every new story idea that comes your way and immediately abandoning the one you were working on. I think this is why so many people don’t finish their novels, or other projects, for that matter. It is all too easy to pick up a new idea when the current one is feeling tricky.
Don’t give in to that urge! Unless you can tell that you are truly stuck on your current project, keep with it. Jot those juicy new ideas down in a notebook for later and finish! That! Novel! It may not be the easy thing to do, but your characters (and your future readers!) will thank you for it.
Beneath the surface All these stories simmering Aching to be told