Last night as I was dozing off to sleep I got a story idea. I love it when inspiration strikes. I started jotting down notes and ideas for it, but I'm so excited to actually start on it. It's always exciting to start a new writing project. It's fresh. New characters, new plot. All the details to figure out of this new world. It always excites me to start a story.
Which makes me wonder why I'm having such a hard time ending the current story I'm working on. I want to finish it. I love the story. Is it that I don't want it to end? Maybe I just can't find an ending that fits? Maybe I've lost interest in the direction it's gone? If I've lost interest than more than likely the readers would too. Except I don't know if that's the case and I'm just frustrated because every line I try to right is like ripping off my fingernails. It makes me want to scream. So close yet so far.
So, here's what I've decided. This new project, while I'll still write down ideas, and characters, and all the fun stuff like that, I'm not going to let it over shadow the project I'm currently working on. Meaning, I'm not going to actually writing the story, until I've completed this one.
Now that doesn't mean I'm not going to probably jot down short stories and things like that, but this new story idea wouldn't be a short story. I really want to finish the story I'm working on though and then while I'm going back to edit it, I can start the new project.