I’m current focusing most of my creative writing efforts on a single novel, but my creative energy keeps pushing me to jump around to different ideas. I’ve always read that I should simply jot down a few notes when new ideas pop up but remain focused on one project until completion.
I recently took a week break from my novel so I could dive deep in a short story I wrote for a contest. Maintaining focus was easier, probably due to the short timeframe, but it may not be indicative of how I function best on more expansive works.
How do you work best? Fitting your own style into a three answer poll isn’t always inclusive enough, so if you would like to expand your answer, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.