Sunday, April 4, 2010
Juggling Multiple Writing Projects
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Klo recently asked me in the comments if I have a hard time juggling more than one writing project at a time.
The answer is no! In fact, I need to have several projects going on to keep me on my feet. I usually have 1 major WIP, and then a few shorts to keep my writing fresh. Sometimes I get stuck on my WIP and need time away from it to think things over, and I want to get to my 1k word count for that day, so I work on something else.
How do I do it?
* I keep lists next to my computer. Whether it be word building lists, chapter lists, POV lists, whatever to keep the characters, setting, and plot straight.
* I always read the previous day's writing before going on to submerse myself into the world.
* I always have the next chapter or event planned out in my head before going on. I do this while driving to my ridiculously far away job at the University or while folding laundry :)
Thanks, Klo for asking! Who has multiple projects going? How do you keep things straight?