Today I'm going to reveal a deep, dark secret about myself. Okay, it's not exactly a secret, or all that deep or dark. I'm talking about the WIP (works in progress) folder on my laptop.
Why is that, you ask? Well, I'll tell you. It's because I have the attention span of a gnat. Maybe it comes from spending 9 months a year with seventh-graders, but I am the worst about beginning things and then shoving them aside to work on whatever other shiny new idea catches my fancy. I've got plot bunnies on top of plot bunnies! Some files are only a few hundred words, but I have one that reached 55,000 words before I got mad at it and abandoned ship. Occasionally I'll actually finish something, and then, even more rarely, I'll submit it, but on the whole I am hopelessly bogged down in bits and pieces.
Even as a reader, I often start a book and then set it aside to read something else, leaving half-finished books lying all over the place.
I'm trying to improve by only working on two things at a time. I'd try to focus on one, but I think that's too much of a leap.
Anybody else like this? I hope I'm not the only one with author (and reader) ADD!
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