Monday, July 25, 2011

Bright and Shiny and New

So you know how while you're in the middle of one manuscript, a new idea for another pops into your head?  So you frantically open a new document and furiously type out your idea to make sure it doesn't float away.  Then you close it and continue on your trusty manuscript in front of you because even though your heart is screaming "WRITE THE NEW ONE! WRITE THE NEW ONE!" your brain is screaming "DON'T GIVE IN! THIS IS WHAT SEPARATES REAL AUTHORS FROM THOSE WHO DON'T EVER FINISH MANUSCRIPTS!"  So you listen to your brain (hopefully...if not, you'll get there) and finish your current WIP.  Ahhhhhhh.

Now.

It's time.

In the midst of those edits of your trusty current WIP (c'mon, we all need a little break from mind numbing edits) you open that word document you so frantically typed up 6 months ago.

And there it is.

Your bright and shiny new idea.

Your heart beats faster, your fingers itch to start typing.  Your characters are screaming in your head to be let out and the story is bursting at the seams ready to be told.  Every day as you edit your current love, the new love calls your name.

Your mind churns while at work and you have to grab any piece of scrap paper to jot down the ideas that are rolling around.  You come to revelations while in the middle of a playdate.  So you try to type up some kind of cryptic notes on your phone praying you'll remember what they mean (and praying the other moms don't think you're a crappy mom for seemingly texting on your phone all day) (and praying that your child doesn't fall on her face while you aren't watching...oh wait, mine already did that).

That's where I'm at right now.  I have that old feeling I got when I started writing my first novel.  That feeling that made my hands twitch all day, itching to write it all down.  For now, I'm satisfied with beefing up my notes and fleshing out the plot.  I've written the first chapter.  Now it is waiting patiently for me to finish my edits.

Because I have to balance myself.  I still have to reign myself in and truly finish this first ms so I can start querying.  And once the querying starts, I can pour myself into my bright and shiny new novel.  Because if my current WIP doesn't cut it, I have to have this one ready to try.

And if this new one doesn't work, I have tons of other bright and shiny new ideas waiting their turn.

That's what makes writing exciting for me.  That is what keeps me coming back.

P.S. I know I've been pretty nonexistent anyway, but I will be taking August off of blogging to finish up my editing.  Hope you all have a fantastic end to your summer and are ready to face all the fun things that come with Fall!

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Get those edits done! And send a new idea my way please.

NiaRaie said...

Those shiny new ideas BECKON to you don't they? But after a couple of pages, they stop being shiny and I go back to the WIP I was SUPPOSED to be dedicated to.
Still, I find that having a wandering eye helps when it's finally that Shiny New Idea's turn b/c you've thought about it so much that you have much more material than you would've if you'd blocked it out. A win-win, I think.

Colene Murphy said...

Hurray! Have a lovely break and good luck on finishing up! You're so close!! Surely will be chatting you up soon!

Jennifer Shirk said...

I know what you mean. Those cool shiny new ideas always seem to come to me in the middle of the manuscript I'm working on. LOL I try to write down as much as I can so I can go back to that idea when I'm ready to write. But sometimes you just have to take a break and get down as much as you can while it's fresh.

Talli Roland said...

I love that feeling!

Have a great break, and good luck with the edits!

The Golden Eagle said...

I'm in a similar state of mind at the moment--I plan start a new project in August.

Good luck with your edits!

Regina said...

I can't help myself whenever I have a bright and shiny new idea I write like a jacket blurb so that way I know the jist of it and then I come back to it when I am open for a new project. I work on everything at once because I don't ever want to lose an idea.

Jennifer Hillier said...

Enjoy your summer! I haven't had that shiny new feeling in a long time, and if I did, I'd run with it all the way, baby.

See you in September!

erica and christy said...

I am the QUEEN of new ideas. If I drop dead tomorrow and somebody opens my document list, they'll find treasures like "weird idea" "good idea" "pb idea" "three pages of awesome" and many, many with the snazzy name of "untitled".

Have a great end-of-summer and good luck!
erica

alexia said...

I like to flip-flop between projects, as long as I am clear which is the primary and meet my goals for that one first. It freshens up my brain to move back and forth a bit.

Have a good August!

Michael Di Gesu said...

I am exactly where you're at right now. I should take off August too for my final edits.

I don;t think I can do it though....

Good luck with the edits.

Jen Daiker said...

You're made of awesome. It took me FIVE novels to feel confident enough to start editing. I would just run to the shiny new idea and it write away. It's now that I finally put my big girl panties on and went through revisions. Two rounds and I felt awesome, the third round is where I lost it but I mastered (aka finished) the query portion and I'm currently drowning in synopsis water. Yea... each stage gives you obstacles.

See you around September :) enjoy your time off!

Carol Riggs said...

Happy end of summer--relax and enjoy yourself now!! And be productive on your editing at the same time. LOL

Donea Lee said...

Sometimes all you can do with a bright, shiny new idea is run with it!! Have fun with the edits ~ :)

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