I think the hardest thing to do as an author – and, if I’m being completely honest, as a person – is to focus on just one thing and see it through to completion. I always seem to get distracted by different projects, different stories, even when I’m neck-deep in working on one that I have a deadline for. It drives my beta readers mad, and my editor as well. I can’t help it through. I keep coming up with all these strange story plots that I want to explore, and they always seem to tug at me as I’m working on my current project.
The longer I ignore it, the stronger the tug.
Eventually I find myself outlining, drafting, and revising this new story while the story (or series) I was working on gets left in the dust. And then, when I go back to what I should have been working on, I have to re-read everything I wrote just to regain the flow of the narrative.
Not so bad when it comes to one book, but a flat-out nightmare when dealing with a series.
So, from now on, I’m changing that. I’m going to force myself to focus on the project I’m supposed to be working on, and if I get the bug to begin something new, I’ll just find a way to include whatever idea I had in the story I’m writing.
That being written.
I’m currently in the process of finishing up the Exitium Mundi heptalogy (seven-book series), which took way longer than I intended because I got, you know, sidetracked and ended up writing two completely different stories set way in the future of my Alexaverse. (Erotic Urban Legends: Pulse, and Erotic Urban Legends: Paramnesia) Pulse is currently available to my Patreon peeps of the Initiate tier and up here, while Paramnesia will be available to them soon. The rest of the world will get them in August and December of next year. I can’t wait. 🙌
Anyway, both stories are finished, but the cost of that is I had to go back and re-read all six books I’d already written in the Exitium Mundi series just to start on the seventh. Normally this wouldn’t be a big deal, but I kept finding things I wanted to change, add, and deduct… it took forever. 😭 But I finally finished, and I’m in the final stages of revision for the last book. So excited. This shit will not be happening again!
Wish me luck, my loves.
I may need it. 😅😭
“I have never, ever talked about my orientation or sexuality because whether I am heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, asexual, it is my concern. I refuse to talk about it… I have not been brought up to talk about my sex life.”
– Karan Johar
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