A while ago, I discovered fast drafting, and I loved it. I vowed never to edit as I wrote again. I whipped out books in a matter of days—8 being my record. Sure, I had my work cut out for me during revision, but I love revising so I was totally okay with it. I was on a roll.
Then summer came, and fast drafting went out the window. Not only could I not devote five and a half straight hours a day to writing, but I ended up doing something I swore I'd never do. I worked on more than one book at a time. The whole thing made me really uncomfortable. I battled with myself over why I was breaking my rule of finishing one book before starting another.
Here's the conclusion I came to. Every book is different, and sometimes it's because of what's going on around you. My summer schedule is crazy. Not only are my daughter and husband home but I'm also working on edits for three of my 2014 titles. I can't do it all.
So, I'm doing what I can. I'm working on two novels in pieces—between my edits. Am I happy about it? Not really. LOL But if this is what the summer has in store for me, then I'm going to have to accept it. After all, September isn't that far away and then I'll be back to fast drafting.
Can you write more than one book at a time? Or edit one book while writing another?