Something I learned about writing today: manuscripts are like cats

a cat, in case you forgot what they looked like

I have suddenly found myself paralyzed in an indecision of the Coke or Pepsi magnitude.

I recently got some feedback on a manuscript I ‘finished’ several months ago, and would be totally ready to dig into it if however I also happen to be two drafts in to a completely new one, leaving me with in a very difficult situation.

Which do I work on? And which one do I not? Which one do I pour my love and energy into, and which one do I abandon like some poor helpless tabby trapped in an apartment fire and about to burn alive because it’s selfish owner could only carry one clawing feline out to safety?

I have no idea. All I know for certain, is that in the words of Russel Peters, somebody’s going to get hurt real bad. Probably me.

5 thoughts on “Something I learned about writing today: manuscripts are like cats

  1. Let the one you ‘finished’ wait until you need a break from your current one. Then give it some attention, and when you’re done, you’ll be refreshed for the newer work.
    No one needs to die in a blaze of abandonment.

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