Wednesday, November 16, 2011
WiP Wednesday: The Other Story
I'm NaNo-ing my way through a first draft right now. It's going well. I'm over 30,000 words on Day 16, so a little ahead of schedule. But I think that's a good thing, because I'm pretty sure this draft is going to need more than 50,000 words.
I've long suspected that I'm not a great multi-tasker. I cannot work on two projects simultaneously. One project always ends up being the twin who doesn't get enough nutrients--small, under developed, runtish. I'm better with singleton stories.
But honestly, I almost hijacked my own NaNo experience. See, this one day I had a sudden urge to work on my "other" book, the book I set aside so I could fly through NaNo.
I lost my momentum with my NaNo story completely. I could barely eke out a thousand words that day.
So, I've committed myself anew to the NaNo story. I've made peace with the "other" story. She'll take a rest while I work on this one, and then, then I will set apart a large portion of time to really work on that poor, other, neglected story. The one that's been pining in the wings for far too long. I'll give her center stage for awhile.
How about you? Can you work on several projects simultaneously or do you prefer to be totally immersed in one?