by Margie Senechal
About a year ago I had a writing plan I titled the Chaos plan in which I would write on a different project every day. Each of four projects had an assigned day and I had a Wednesday Wonder day for the project of my heart--other writers have called that their Sunday book, but since I work on Sundays, I decided to dedicate my Wednesdays to that project.
That plan lasted about the time it took me to record the schedule on my white board. Okay, maybe a week or so longer.
I've never considered myself to be ADD, but when it comes to writing, I'm beginning to wonder. Since I finished the last (#8) rewrite of Bix, I haven't been able to settle down and focus on one single project.
I have probably seven viable projects with between 10k-35K words completed and I keep vacillating between them--a month on this one, a week on that one. For a woman who's been married to the same man for over 30 years, why can't I commit??
Should I let my untethered muse continue to lead me astray? Or should I stand up to her and say, "No. Today we're going to work on the Nobodies--if you don't like it, leave. And I'll do it on my own."
And then--do it on my own.