Saturday, April 05, 2008

Making Time for a New Project

Since I have to get edits done on my contracted book and I also want to finish the revisions on Katie Rose, I've been having a hard time figuring out how to fit my newer projects into an already busy week.

My solution was to make time on the weekend and work exclusively on the outline for my new, short vampire story. After splitting my writing time this week on edits for Erin's Rebel and revisions for Katie Rose, I spent my whole morning today working on my new outline and doing some needed research for that story.

The result was a needed break from editing and revising already written projects and focusing on something brand new. It really frees up my mind and I'll feel fresher on Monday when I get back to those edits.

How do all of you manage working on multiple projects?


Cynthia Owens said...

Congrats on starting something new, Susan. Isn't it amazing how a new project can free up your mind?

With 2 young kids at home, my weekends are pretty jammed with "stuff" as it is. But once they're in bed, I can work on something new, whether it's research, plotting, or actual writing.

This juggling can sometimes get complicated, but it's worth it in the end, because I have time for writing and time for my kids.

Marianne Arkins said...

I can't NOT work on more than one thing at once... I think I was born to multi-task, and I simply get antsy if I'm a monogamous writer, LOL.

Good luck!

Susan Macatee said...

Thanks, Cynthia and Marianne!
I don't think I could work on just one project at time. Moving among projects seems to keep my creativity flowing. I never suffer from the dreaded writer's block.

Nicole McCaffrey said...

I have always worked on multiple projects, usually something historical and contemporary at the same time. Some days my mind needs the escapism of working on historical--other days it wants the "easy research" feel of working on a contemp.

It really does help keep you fresh on each project!