A new character came to me today. (Well, he's been bugging me for a while but today he declared himself ready and chose his book). Unfortunately he'll be in the Serial that I plan to write next year. Fortunately, he's an antagonist and he gives me an opportunity for much more world building on the other side of the equation. You could think of him as Dr. Horrible meets a young Inspector Lestrade. (Only smarter but less lucky.)
This always happens when you're in a slow spot on the WIP. Other things start looking much more attractive. And the question always arises, can you work on both? And the answer is yes... At least, you can if you don't go fritter away three hours after asking yourself that question. (Well, one of those hours was used catching up with Chuck on Hulu, which is also important.)
The key about balancing such things is this: first, meet your deadlines, but after that, do what's necessary to be most productive. If the tough part is going slow, continue to chip away at it slowly, but don't waste time and energy spinning your wheels when you could also get a lot of other work done.
Today I did meet my goal, but I did it partly by skipping ahead.
Running Total: 34702 Words.
34702 / 75000 words. 46% done!
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