Why does it seem like new ideas always arrive when I’m busy working on my existing WiP? About a week ago, I got a brilliant (it certainly seemed brilliant at the time) new idea from a dream. I remembered almost every detail of it, and I wrote it down and added to it to make it more realistic and less dream-like (that is also how a few of my other stories started).
The sad thing is, this is an idea I’d really like to work on, but I don’t really have the time to work on it and I fear that if I wait too long to work on it, that I won’t have the same enthusiasm for the idea. A writer’s dilemma, I suppose. I’m sure most of you guys have felt the same way.
I was thinking that I might wait until April, so I can use that idea for Camp NaNoWriMo, but the more I thought about it, the more I decided I didn’t want to do that. Most of my new stories have been written for NaNoWriMo; thus, they’ve all been scribbled down in a month and rushed. I think the last time I actually wrote a new story and didn’t “rush” was THE ARCHIVES, and that story took a year to write. To this day, it is one of my favorites.
So with this idea, whenever I find the time to write it, I don’t want to “rush” through the first draft. I want to give myself more than just one month to write and develop it.