Not much to report since last time. I am still keeping up with my goals. Word counts are below:
- Finding Valhalla – 53884
- Six Days To Sabbath – 1659
A recent comment praised me on the ability to work on two novels at once. Maybe it’s weird, but I find myself not only thinking about the stories I am writing, but also considering what I might write about next. Years ago I had a time management seminar that warned against the “rabbit habit”, or the tendency to hop from one project to another. The problem is that doing that usually results in nothing getting finished. I want to finish my stories. I also want to go back and edit my first book, Dragons At Dawn. But I’m starting to get all these other ideas whispering in my ear, tempting me to just spend one night with them. And I know that, like a succubus, once they get their claws into me they won’t let go. And I won’t want them to.
Maybe what I need to do is start working on a story file. Something that I can use to put some of my ideas down until I finish what I already have going. Then I can pull one out and give it the attention it deserves. I have read about other authors doing this, and it sounds like a good idea.
What do you think? Do you have a story file? Do you have ideas begging for attention. Are you tempted?