Friday, January 18

Quandary

So I have just under two weeks to check off the last two items on my January To-Do list: writing a short story and finishing my plotting for The Truck of Luck. The short story's in the works, but the book plotting is being a bit troublesome.

What do you do when you are trying to work on the initial stages of a book but you keep getting distracted by another idea? Because that is what's happening. I keep thinking about another story (pregnancy-related, by the way) when I should be working on Truck.

Since I am writing to my own schedule and not to a contract or a proposal, I am technically free to work on whatever I would like. So what do I do? Continue with Truck, or back-burner it and take on the other story? I guess that, practically speaking, working on the pregnancy book might be a bit more sensible while I'm still close enough to the condition to remember what it was really like...

Votes, please!


Just finished reading: Taking the Leap by Judy Jarvie

5 comments:

Lis said...

Honestly? I'd go with the idea that's coming to you the best. Get down what you can and if it goes dry, go back to Truck. :)

Jessica Raymond said...

Thanks, Lis. I think I'm leaning towards the same decision myself.

Nell said...

You know I favour the preg story. I think Truck wil come when it's ready.

Barrie said...

How far are you into Truck? If you're not too far, I would consider switching to the pregnancy story. Only because writing a book is such a time commitment. Much easier to slog through if you're taken with the story. :)

Judy Jarvie said...

Jess for what it's worth - I'd dabble with both - get plenty of notes etc in separate folders for a bit...and then see where it leads you. Right now I've two folders on the go (and a non fiction) and this is new terrain for me, don't usually dabble but a few opportunites have arisen at once. I'm figuring I'm Majoring on one - but not losing the others by keeping the notes.
But then maybe I'm strange...
Hey a pregnancy book sounds way cool! jx
PS Thanks for reading Taking The Leap - ultra cool. Thumbs up.