When the Muse is a saucy minx

Got struck with a story idea today. A sexy story idea…Damn it. I’m already working on one story. I can’t drop it this early!

Sigh… What to do?

All the advice I’ve read is to stay faithful to your story, or as Chuck puts it:

You might be doing it wrong if…

If you keep cheating on your current manuscript by porking other, momentarily-sexier manuscripts behind the barn, yep, that’s some wrong-flavored wrongness with hot wrong sauce.

Terrible Minds, Chuck Wendig

But.

That’s some red hot inspiration that landed today…I’d hate to waste that. So, I did cheat. A little.

First, I did my daily writing. I got my 350 words down, and I did my duty. I progressed my manuscript as I needed to do. And only after this did I fool around with the new idea.

I don’t think that juggling two or more stories is possible in the long term, but I also think that failing to make as many notes as possible on the other story idea would be a mistake, as I would be certain to forget it. And if tomorrow I want to write some more…I will.

But only after I’ve done my 350 words.

Duty first.

So what do you think – do you mix things up and work on several stories, or do you stick it through to the end? How does it work for you?

Cheers

KT


Today’s stats

Daily word count: 352

Time: 32 minutes

Total word count: 13,668

Today’s soundtrack:

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3 thoughts on “When the Muse is a saucy minx

  1. Well done on displaying such discipline. It is seductive to develop a fresh idea in case if gets forgotten or goes stale waiting in the wings. But it we follow every flight of fancy, nothing will ever get finished.

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