I hear about these authors who have a story come up and they write it. Just one at a time from beginning to end.
I have no idea in the world how they do that.
See I can’t even come close to that. Sure I can have one story that is my main focus, like with Nyssa’s Tale and just write for other things here and there, but for the most part I am involved in the writing of many many things at once. And yeah that might be why a lot of projects have not been finished yet. But I’ve tried limiting myself to just one thing, Sam and I tried it together and we have this problem that the muses look at us and go ‘Are you frakking kidding?’ and then just flat out refuse to give us any creativity on that project until we let them play with other voices. So we learned after maybe the fourth attempt that it was never going to work doing that.
And you know what. I don’t mind. We write a lot and I do mean a lot. I mean we have hundreds of thousands of words, hundreds and hundreds, maybe over a million words and each day we write thousands of words more (okay some days we are lucky to get out a few hundred but most days I mean). We have stories that are well underway, passing the 50k and 75k mark and still going strong. So I have no worries about us getting them finished really, and I love having all these stories going because my inspiration comes and goes on different things, it always has, it is why I had so many barely started projects in the past. But now I have things to come back to, the muse never lets things go, she just needs a break and to do something else for a while and then come back.
I am okay with this.
I have no idea if this is normal, abnormal or what, but this is the way that it is and things are being finished, things are coming together and even if the rest of you think I am totally nuts for it. I am okay with this.