Maybe you’re like me. You have many ideas for stories, books, blog posts, essays, memoirs, poems, and so on – yet when can you possibly find time enough to write them all? Which one should you write first? How can you choose, they’re all so cool!
Sometimes if you have too many ideas you may feel blocked, even paralyzed. One way I’ve found to overcome this paralysis is to simply say – out loud – what I intend to do. This makes it much harder not to do it.
To make things real, you have to get them out of your head. When you write your intentions down, you have claimed them as yours, given your word to the Universe. Now you gotta do them. Oh dear.
Because I really want to turn my ideas into books, lately I’ve been sharing some of my Work in Progress, even if they are just in the idea stage right now. On March 5th my dog Goody Beagle wrote about her new book, a sequel to Dog Park Diary. On March 7th I wrote about the memoir I’m writing about my parents’ love story set in World War II. On March 12th I wrote about the series of short stories I’m writing, tentatively called How-To Wisdom Tales. On March 14th I wrote about the children’s ABC book I’ve resurrected from the past and renamed X is a Fox Walking Backward.
Wow, that should be enough. Except I have more. Here are some other projects on my WIP list – what do you think? Any of them strike your fancy?
I’m expanding my book Making History to include the 1990s, and will be publishing this new edition as 3 ebooks.
I’m continuing to write haiku, of course, and I have an exciting publishing idea for them, but I can’t tell you about it yet. But it’s very cool, believe me.
Finally, I’m working on a novel that explores the nature of identity – how do we know who we are, or aren’t?
Please note that I have not said – out loud or inwardly – just when all these projects will be accomplished and out into the world. It may be a while because I also am ghostwriting some really exciting projects for other people too – it’s a good thing I love to write, isn’t it?