I swear when it comes to writing I have ADHD. My usual routine starts with an idea, so I start writing. My first idea I loved, so I wrote to the end. Once I finished I did the usual. I edited, I wrote my synopsis and I queried. Guess what, it went no where. Not one agent like it. Oh well, it was after all my first.
After that heart breaking experience I wrote again. It didn't feel right, so I put it aside and started again. That one didn't feel right either, so I put that one aside, and started again. The third time I started to think something was wrong with me. The first time around I felt the magic, I fell in love with my characters. What was wrong with me. I knew a story was there, but none of the plots were defined enough, and I wasn't sure where I wanted to go.
Then I started Light Weight, (which I'm sure the title will change in time) and I fell in love. I loved my idea and my story was defined. I knew exactly where I wanted to go and how I wanted to get there. Looking back at my WIP that are sitting waiting for me to open them up again I realize what the problem is. I love the idea, but the idea isn't finished. The plot isn't defined and when the plot isn't defined, you don't have a story, you only have part of a story.
I've was deciding to put on hold my WIP again. I hate to say that, but for the good of my WIP and my writing I felt that was the best move. Until I sat down again and gave it another go. My plot is more defined. Don't get me wrong it's not totally there but much closer then it was. I really love this story, more then most. Part of my problem is I see this story as a series and I really don't know how to do that yet which is why the plot is all over the place. I still need to learn to pace myself for that long haul of an idea.
Part of me wants to pick up something I wrote years ago. It would be so much easier. It's written long hand, filling up a note book or two. But I still want to work on my current WIP at the same time. I don't believe in working on two at one time. I want to put all more focus and effort into one at a time.
Tell me how many WIP do you have lying around? Have you had a hard time feeling the love for your work? Tell me so I know I'm not alone in this ADHD world of writing. How many WIP do you work on at one time?