What do you do when you’re suddenly bombarded by new story ideas? Let me describe this lovely problem better: I’m fighting my way (unsuccessfully) through the beginning of my sequel novel NT2 when I suddenly get an idea on how to make Night’s Treasure, the first book, better. I go out to a park with my family for some family time when this idea blossoms.
My husband followed Mini Me around with a camera so I had a chance to jot down what was being revealed to me until we left the playground to go for a walk. Toward the end of the walk, 2 new ideas for completely unrelated short stories struck me. I had to be careful not to forget them as I couldn’t jot them down until later.
Then during dinner about 15 minutes later, another idea burned my brain! A series of novellas related to my Greek mythology books. They would include stories about Psyche, Arachne, and Persephone. That’s as far as I got.
All I could think about when I took a shower later was how I would write the Psyche story.
I know I should stick with NT2 until I finish it and I should wait awhile (for replies) before changing Night’s Treasure again. I’m the type who never gets anything done if I jump around to different projects.
Oh but I so want to start writing on some of this stuff!
The short stories are totally doable because short stories don’t take all that long (never more than a week with all the editing etc) so at least I can do something with those 2. It’s a small consolation because it’s the novellas that are pulling me the hardest, but it’s better than nothing.
Would you stick to your current project or would you switch according to your “muse”?