Merry-go-round Decision: What to Write Next?

Today the husband and kidlet are camping, which means I have the house to myself, and time to get a good chunk finished of the next draft of the WIP. Getting it closer to complete? Excellent.

Wondering what to write next? Not so good.

Probably on the basis that some part of me likes to worry, I’ve been worrying about what to write next. The paranormal market is down, and though I firmly believe it will recover (most trends don’t completely vanish forever, especially one like paranormal), but who knows how long that will take. So maybe I should write non-paranormal? But if it doesn’t have magic in it, can I write it? Do I want to?

And round and round the merry-go-round goes.

Occasionally, as I observe it going by, I wonder if I’m limiting myself by not writing outside paranormal. If I can. And of course, what I’m going to write next, paranormal or otherwise. Lots of advice says “write what most strongly calls to you.” Well, I have a whole book of ideas, but not one of them is talking very loud.

Maybe they got dizzy on the merry-go-round. 😉

And so I continue to spin. Though there are a few ideas, I’m not sure I’m ready to write them. Not sure I should.

Oh dear. Is that the direction I’m headed?

Back on the merry-go-round I go.

What about you: how do you decide what to work on next?

Thanks for reading, and happy writing out there to you. 🙂