An Abyss of Ideas: Camp NaNoWriMo Days 26 & 27

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.

Today’s haiku:

Beneath the surface
All these stories simmering
Aching to be told

Published by laurenhallstrom

Lauren is the author of two CIPA EVVY award-winning novels, both written when she was a teen. She writes contemporary fantasy for tweens and young adults. She holds an undergraduate degree in English at Colorado State University and currently works in a public library. More often than not you can find her there - promoting lifelong learning, staring off into space, and dreaming up new stories.

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