Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Is This Normal?
When I began writing fiction, I came up with one story idea, something I felt passionately about. I wrote on that one "Big Idea," straying neither to the left nor the right. When I came to the end, I went back to the beginning and began the arduous task of revising. Then I went back to do the picayune edits. Only when that was done did I allow myself the luxury of thinking at length about the next book.
Then I wrote the second manuscript. It's in revision now, but I find I cannot hold at bay other book ideas. Already three middle-grade plot lines are playing around in the back forty of my mind. Further, I'm plotting a historical novella. It seems to me idea begets idea more prolifically than an Old Testament patriarch. Have you found that to be true? Do you write more when you're writing more?
Because of Christ,