To all my fellow authors, I would like to ask how many books and stories do you normally work on at a time? If multiple then how do you juggle your time between all your work?
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Usually two -- outlining or drafting something new while waiting on notes for the other one.
I am currently working on book 2 in both a trilogy and a series. So, two second books. I shift back and forth between the two. Right now, I'm focusing on the series because the story is flowing easier than the trilogy. I'm aiming to complete it and while I go through my own editing, then hiring an editor/etc, I will shift back to the trilogy and finish that one off as it requires a higher level of research (and I'll have more time to focus on it when my girls go back to school in the fall). I try to look 6 months ahead and schedule my time accordingly. It doesn't always work that way.
2 books a year atm!
I'm working on one actively, but, I'm constantly thinking about the next screenplay, trying to work it out in my head.
Currently working on 4 separate novels, 3 short stories, 2 collaborative novel projects and a massive headache. I write in sprints and choose my projects during each day, some get words all at once and some escape me on any given day. I try to aim for better 2-5k words in whatever I may be doing.
Dee Cooper Wow! How do you manage all those projects at once? I'd love to chat with you more in a private message.
Currently working on two features, one of them in prep with lots of script changes, one in early writing, the three next episodes of my series Sin 13 (premiered July 11), and overseeing story development of a special presentation to be shot in November. I do what needs done as it needs done, and work on all scripts several times a week. Hard to say anything more than that.
Do any of you go the "Self-Publishing" route?
Elizabeth Bernardini I am self publishing.
I am currently self published.
I self published originally.
I try to focus writing one thing at a time. But I may be outlining or researching something else while writing. Personally, it keeps me from feeling trapped or getting bogged down with ONLY one project at a time.
I work on one at a time, but my brain is coming up with ideas for three.
Depends what I'm in the mood for. Or if I give myself a deadline, or competition entry I want to achieve, to complete the work.
2-3 .... with an idea jar for everything else. The idea is I always having something fresh I'm working on with other things about for notes and thoughts from people I trust enough to help guide my writing.
I find if I work and focus on one project, I’m more likely to finish that project. Otherwise, my energy is scattered and I accomplish nothing. But that’s me.