I'm making this enquiry because at the moment I seem to be juggling six projects at the same time.
1. Rewriting racy Regency romance
2. Editing an old book in order to send it to a digital publisher.
3. Rewriting/editing a World War II romantic suspense.
4. Polishing finished manuscript to send to agents.
5. Final edits on young adult urban fantasy.
6. Final edits for Regency romance for Musa/Aurora.
Needless to say I'm not getting any one of them finished satisfactorily. The final edits for Musa obviously take priority, but I still can't settle to anyone of the above. I've actually done all the rewrites and editing on hardcopy for the first item on the list but am finding it increasingly difficult to transfer this information onto computer.
I know several friends who are writers who are already making notes for the next book whilst finishing writing the current one. This makes sense to me, if you're bursting with ideas for a great story you need to keep the momentum going.
I think my problem at the moment is that I'm not working on anything new. I made the decision in the New Year to finish all the books I had loafing around on my computer and bring them up to a publishable standard. It's now February and I haven't managed to complete any one of the six projects.
Maybe I'll put them all to one side and start something new- well, I would if I had a story bursting to be written. Unfortunately my mind is so full of these already written stories that there's no room for anything else.
What do you think? Should I abandon my decision or keep juggling until all six of them are cleaned and polished and ready to go out into the harsh world?