It’s a new shiny! Look! It wants my attention! It’s talking to me!
That’s pretty much how I feel right now about my latest WIP.
Sometimes as writers, we get distracted by the new idea and have trouble sitting down to the one we should be working on. For example, I really should be working on the next Maggie story because that series is sorely behind. But instead I’ve been slipping in words on this new shiny story. It’s tentatively titled Paper Wizard and so far it’s sort of a cozy murder mystery suspense romance thing. I am not sure yet which direction it will go (and where it will be after editing!) but it’s sure fun to write. It’s the first thing I’ve ever written that doesn’t have anything supernatural or magical…yet. I’m not sure what I am going to do with it when I am finished — maybe try to publish it traditionally? — but it’s one that I am really excited to write. So, while I try to work Maggie out the dungeon she’s gotten herself trapped in, I’m also slipping in some words on this new shiny.