So great to be able to post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group this month. (Thank you, Alex!)
This month, I’m insecure about starting a new project. I’m not ready to leave the world from my last WIP, and I kinda want to stay there for a while. But with it done, it’s time to move on and jump into something new. I do have a fresh idea that I’m excited about, but it takes a conscious effort to get mentally in the right place and create a new world.
Plus, I sort of feel like I’ll be cheating on my other characters. Which is silly, because I’ve written two novels before this last one, but my latest book was special to me, so it’s extra hard to move away from. Have you ever written something that encompasses who you are? A story that’s so you you wonder if you even have something else to offer? (Which I also know is silly, but it’s how I feel).
So it’s hard to move on from that.
But I’m slowly getting there. I’m excited to dive into a new world and see what else I can create. But if any of you have advice with how you *cough Jolene* can flip from one project to the next so quickly, I’d love to hear it. I’m kind of a one project at a time girl—not used to working on many projects at once like some of you brilliant people—so I’d love to know how you’re able to categorize different projects in your brain.
Any thoughts? Do you work on more than one project at once? And have you ever had a hard time leaving a story you’ve written?
Red. Head. Out.