Bethany: A Choice of Two
I’m constantly coming up with new book ideas. Not that I am complaining, because one can never have too many ideas. No. This is more of a preference. Which book to I work on now? See, I’ve been working on one book idea for a while now. In fact wrote 100 pages, then scrapped them all and began another more detailed outline of the same book–but tighter, more suspense, and definitely more world building that makes the story have that much higher stakes. This story’s been with me for a while.
Now the other book–let’s call it book 2–it is a newer idea. One that I came up with during a chat with a friend not too long ago. All that came to me was a title and an image. But it was enough to fuel my imagination at 3am that night and get me out of bed. Again, I have a page of notes to start. Granted, it is nowhere near the outline the other has–but definitely enough of a plot line to get me started and get the book past the 100 page mark.
So the choice is this– book 1 or book 2?
Whenever I am starting a new book it seems that I am in this predicament. I have idea folders (yes FOLDERS) on my laptop that I go to for inspiration. Though I rarely need them. The ideas, when they’re good, don’t go away. They stick in your brain and and pick away until you write them down. Completely. Or to the point where I am with these two. Now, it is just a matter of choosing one and getting it done.
But that also means I have to give up reading for at least 6 weeks. Yep. I’m one of those, I give up one pleasure for the other. So I can focus. And I think it comes with the I’m A Mom With Little Time Role. If I am going to have free 15 minutes, I have to choose. And right now, my brain won’t let me read. I. Must. Write. But–which one?