I have multiple project disorder where I keep having too many ideas and projects on the go. Sometimes it’s overwhelming, and I struggle to focus on one project at a time. I’ll be working on one project, then suddenly get zapped with ideas for another, and I can’t concentrate with all these clashing ideas.
It’s always good to prioritise one so that you can keep a steady momentum until the project is done. But it’s also a good idea to have something for when you need a break from said project. It’s a way of managing multiple project disorder.
I call it a creative palette cleansing. It refreshes your mind while giving you something to work on for the future. Keep the creative juices flowing.
Right now, I’m focussing on Out of Ashes, my historical fantasy about witches and warlocks. And one or two mornings a week, I work on my Starlighters pentalogy, which is getting some serious attention in its outline along with some scene tweaks as I prepare for the next full revision.
This gives me a chance to pour my ideas into two different projects while keeping the focus on one. Gotta have a dessert after really good meal, right?
Here, have a fun cover track…