Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Insecure Writer's Support Group: WIPs
Hi again! Since it's November--and also NaNoWriMo--I decided to make an IWSG post about my WIPs. I'm a writer who can only work on one novel at a time. If I try to do more, things get a little cuckoo, so I try my best to finish a book before starting another.
BUT before I got an agent, I'd started a novel, got 30,000 words in then got The Call and stopped to focus on revising before sub. Once on sub, I started another novel (to stay sane), got almost 10,000 words in--then put that aside when agent and I decided I should work on a different project. I ended up completing that project (a companion to my novel that was on sub...confused yet lol?!?), but never got back to the other two before my writerly mojo took a severe hit (see post below).
Now, I have another idea for a series in a genre I've never tried writing before: New Adult.
That's three projects I could tackle. In case you're interested, the two I'd set aside are paranormal YAs and the novel I'd subbed plus companion are YA contemporaries. And I really haven't bounced back yet after this awful year, sooo...
How do you decide which project to focus on next? Is it based on which book you're most excited about? Is it based on the market? Do you go with what you think you write best? I'd love to get your input :).
P.S. Thank you to everyone who commented and for the support on my first IWSG post. Much needed and very appreciated!