I’m hip-deep in the development of a trilogy, which is an undertaking itself. But combine with the fact that I have a problem finishing things and, well, you get it. I want to edit my first book, but am more enticed by the thought of working on the sequel… then the third. But without that first book, the trilogy isn’t anything.
How do we buckle down when everything within us wants the excitement of crafting a new narrative rather than get muddied in the trenches of … *shudder* editing. Maybe I can find a new angle or an interesting subplot to add to the original book to keep my interest vested? Perhaps. Maybe I could dig deeper into my characters, breathing new life into them and, in turn, new life into my desire to finish the process.
Maybe it comes down to the famous 76ers adage: Trust the Process.