Okay, now that I have your attention.
Calm down, it’s nothing salacious in the least. If you were wishing for salacious, I apologize. At the same time, however, I don’t want to let you down, so here goes: Miley Cyrus, penis, boobs, porn. How was that?
Now, on to matters at hand.
As a writer, I tend to have several projects going at the same time. This is usually very frustrating. Inspiring, too, because it means I’m actually getting things written. Granted, these aren’t finished projects, but they are projects nonetheless. The only problem I have is deciding which ones take priority.
So, writers, how do you go about figuring out which projects deserve your utmost attention?
I have three short stories going at the moment. I’m happy to admit that I’m enjoying all three of them equally (usually I tend to favor one over the other, but this is not a set of children, these are stories we’re talking about here!). The problem is I’m not sure which I should favor more. Why? Frankly, I’d like to get something accomplished for heaven’s sake! I’m all about perfection, but I’m also all about submitting. If I work on all three here and there, we’re looking at weeks, maybe months before I get them done.
This doesn’t include the novel I’m working on, or the dozen other Beginners I have stashed in my writing file (Beginners are those stories, you know the ones: an opening line, maybe a paragraph, a fantabulicious idea you simply can’t forget about?!?).
So, again, I ask for your advice. How does it work for you? Do you start one project and trudge through until you’re done? Do you carve away at several stories at once without any anxiety over which needs more of your attention (and if you are this person, I hate you already…okay, not really, but still!). Do you not care in the slightest and just work on whatever you damn well please?
Thoughts, people, I need your thoughts!!!