Here's my dilemma:
- I have one novel completed (being looked at).
- I have two other novels at least 50 pages in, but life took over and I stopped writing them (I plan to complete both in the future).
- I am well into a non-fiction work (with a goal of completing the first draft in Oct.)
All of a sudden a new character keeps banging on the door of my brain and this morning I began to write her story. It fires me up. I know it's original & intriguing and I'm being infiltrated with character details about her...(the idea surfaced months ago...but now the details are surfacing).
Here's where I need the help of my writer friends--Advice:
Do I stick to completing the non-fiction work? Do I "go with this new character"...b/c I'm not sure she'll allow me to stop anyway and continue to write this new work? I know most publishers/agents encourage writing in one genre anyway...so my mind's a flood and I'm asking for your input. Has this ever happened to you? If so, how have you brought it in and focused? Should I just work on what excites me at the time?