The Good – my muse has been kind this week. Either my muse, or the nagging compulsion to get Sins of the Lamb out of draft format and into editing stage. Whoever was responsible, I’ve managed around 3,500 words this week (so far), and hope to sneak that up to 5K by tomorrow.
The Bad – The current ‘part’ I’m writing in Sins of the Lamb, is supposed to weigh in at around 15,500 words. Currently, I’m around 3 – 4 thousand over my goal. This has turned into a much bigger ‘part’ than anticipated. I’m going to leave it for now and see if editing or beta reading phases can rein it in. But, in the end, if it needs to be bigger than originally planned, I guess that’s what needs to be. That’s the plus about self-publishing. I hope to have a teaser relating to this ‘part’ to share over the weekend!
The Ugly – I could choose from two ‘uglies’ to write about here. The first being that I have upcoming surgery looming (Friday 18th September), which will put me out of action for a while. I mightn’t be around as much for a few weeks, and my writing schedule will take a hit. That’s definitely ugly.
The second ugly is that I’ve found a new story idea worming its way into my brain…a lot. I’ve written this idea down, of course, but it won’t stay down. It keeps rearing and coming back to me. Begging to be written now. I’m fighting ‘Unnamed New Fantasy Series’, as I’m halfway through The Armageddon Showdown. I don’t need any distractions right now! But boy…is this new idea insistent!
What do you do when a new story idea looms? How do you tame the idea until you finish your current WIP?