It’s been roughly two weeks since I first began my attempt at writing two stories at once, and as expected I haven’t so much written both of my stories as one has sort of temporarily fallen by the wayside while the other one has actually been an interesting journey. At some point I will get back to the other story, perhaps if I hit a writers block on this one, or hopefully sooner.
In the interim however, I actually feel like I’ve accomplished quite a bit on this current story, in two weeks I’ve managed to write two chapters which doesn’t seem like a lot but as it amounts to almost 13,000 words I would say it’s actually a pretty great deal. Thus far these are the longest chapters I’ve ever written (which considering the genre 5,000k words isn’t overly a lot really) but I’m incredibly happy and excited. I won’t say too much about the story save for it’s technically not new new as I have written it before, but a lot has changed in this rewrite so we’ll see how that pans out.
I expect by the end of chapter three I’ll have roughly fifteen thousand words on this book. Maybe I’ll stop at like 25k (depending on where I am) and go back to my other story. I still haven’t quite decided yet. Trying to figure out how to balance two books at once has become an interesting challenge and thus far I think by definition I haven’t really succeeded.
What about you? What’s everyone working on? Have you ever tried to write two stories at once? How did that go for you?