It’s been going on for a while now, part of my ongoing issue with over thinking and over complicating. Every time I commit to one story—one couple, one romantic suspense plot—another one calls me. I succumb to temptation and spend time with that other, more attractive couple and romantic suspense plot. Inevitably things sour. Plots stall, characters start doing ridiculous things that make me question their motivation, and I go crawling back to the first story….until it misbehaves. Then I’m back to story number two.
I feel like I’m leading a double life.
It started innocently enough. I sat down to write a new book, but it became so complicated that I realized that what I was really doing was writing two books. I pulled them apart, and now I can’t decide between them. As soon as I start thinking about one, I have a breakthrough with the other, and I can’t help but think that maybe I’m short-changing both by working this way.
So I ask honestly: do any of you work on multiple books at once? Is this a legitimate ‘thing’? Or should I be focusing on monogamy right now and seeing each work in progress through to the end?