In the midst of writing classes, query letters, synopsis, writing contests, and critiquing my WIP and agent hunting (apart from the family), which do I choose?
There are times when I have written a story sketch and stashed it for a later date that the characters and plot awaken from their crypts, begging me to venture into their world. If I am in the middle of editing my manuscript, I will not weave another tale. I force them away and refocus. I can feel them calling out to me—imploring me to write their story, to write their say, to write their song.
I must confess that I have ignored their siren call to complete one project before moving on to the next.
Am I mistaken for that?
As I have learned, when I am ready to create that world, their voices have fallen into silence. I bemoan the death. Would I have been able to create one realm while I reconstructed another? Can I divide myself like that? Can I slip into an undead character one hour and then faerie the next?
As of now, I am facing that dilemma. I am working on my MS, preparing it for submission. Paranormal Romance. And now a Science Fiction story sketch is submerging from its catacomb, begging to be explored. Recorded into words.
Along with the listed items at the beginning, can I truly squeeze in creating another world? I can feel the magic stirring behind my thoughts. Do I tell my hero and heroine to wait another day until I am completed with the quest of other things?
How do tackle your erupting magic?