I just need to pose this question to the creative universe. Why, when I'm trying to work on edits for a completed MS, does the Muse strike? All I want is to get it out the door. But all my brain wants to think about is this other fancy, shiny, new idea.
Should I abandon edits for the thrill of a new story? Should I knuckle down and just jot the idea to come back at a later date? Oh why is discipline so difficult!?! Do I have time for both? What could I sacrifice in order to work on each? Sleep? Eating? Reading? True Blood?
I have to admit, (though I've always loved it) I came to writing because I was avoiding something... epidemiology homework. I usually bake when avoiding things as well. Perhaps it's just something in my make-up that encourages avoidance. Edits are tough. My mind must be racing to find something to distract me from having to do them. Even right now, I'm writing this blog post instead of doing my edits.
Well, creative universe, I expect some answers.