The Idea To Write

Deciding which of your billions of story ideas to work on is a little like eeny-meeny-miney-mo.

You want to write this one about a missing-in-action pilot who returns home, but you also want to write that one about a truck driver who’s actually an undercover cop.

So…which one?

Write about the one you’re drawn to the most. The one that pulls at your heartstrings, the one that you can’t stop thinking about.

But what if you’re drawn to more than one?

On the one hand, be cautious, as working on more than one story at a time can lead to them only being half-finished or not finished at all.

On the other hand, sometimes it’s good to take a break from one idea and work on a different one. If your imagination is being persistent with a potential scene from the story you’re not actively writing, it’s okay to write it down.

To extend that, if the other story is being really persistent, grab a notebook and write down every idea you get for that story. When you’re fresh out of ideas, put away the notebook and continue writing the story you were already working on.

Tell me your thoughts below! Would you work on more than one story at a time? Why or why not?









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