We have had for the last few days some wonderful houseguests in our home. The kind of houseguests who don’t mind staying in our home with no kitchen. (Imagine that the fridge is in the dining room and the toaster oven in the living room.) My delightful husband and children have adjusted so well to this that we hardly notice the inconveniences anymore, although they make the people who come in the house crazy.
I am currently in the middle of writing not one but two books with a third short story potentially finding it’s way in there. See, this is a problem for me, I can’t seem to stop the new characters and story lines from plowing their way into my mind and making their way at home.
I’ve tried, after being given advice from Sandra and J. Hali, to make a notebook where I can write these ideas down to visit them later. Big problem. Even writing them down makes me start to write them and I lose track of what I need to be working on.
More times than not, I either abandon what I should be working on and write the new idea or I lose the new idea all together.
So, I’m asking all the writers out there for some great ideas on how to quiet the new people in my head and make them wait their turn. What do you do? Because right now it is a minefield inside of my poor brain and I could use the advice.
Of course maybe I just like craziness, because the dust and the banging in the house no longer bothers me at all.
Best to all of you!