Manuscript update: Today I’m starting my next revision of my current novel, and I’m excited and nervous.
It has been three weeks since I’ve written, and the longer it gets, the more antsy I get.
It’s funny, but when I’m writing, everything else in my life goes so much more smoothly. I don’t know if it’s the need for a creative outlet or what, but my brain works better when I’m writing.
I wanted to give my manuscript a little space between revisions, but it has been difficult not to jump right back in. I miss the characters, the story, the situations.
The best thing to do, I guess, would have been to start writing my next book while I let this manuscript sit, but I got busy with another project — non-novel writing — and haven’t had time.
Plus, I knew that writing another book would take me a few months at least, and I didn’t want to put this revision off that long and didn’t want to have to stop writing the new book so I could revise this one. But the stories of my future books are haunting me too. I NEED to get writing. 🙂
What about you? Do you feel the pull to write? How do you deal with it? Do you ever work on more than one manuscript at the same time, and if so, how?