Juggling Manuscripts

So, are you working on more than one manuscript at a time, or do you focus on one until it’s “finished” (at least the first full draft)?

For me, a little juggling is okay. As ideas spark, I muse about their possibilities for a story and jot them down for future reference. Or when I need a break from the main project–I’ve hit a crossroads somewhere in the middle or the writing starts to feel sluggish–I find it’s a great time to channel my imagination in other directions to help revive the create flow.

Ultimately, though, one manuscript at a time gets the spotlight. It’s the one I’m “married” to until the first draft is complete. Flirting with other manuscripts is fun, and ensures there’s that next one to jump into the arms of later, but really I’m a one-manuscript kinda gal.

What about you?