Sorry this post is later than the others; I was really busy this morning.
Anyhow, here’s a quote by Rick Riordan that I think describes writing a book perfectly. “Writing a book is always hard work. It’s much easier to think of new ideas. You’ll get to the middle of the manuscript and you’ll think, ‘Oh, this is too hard. I think I’ll start another book instead and that will be easier.’ Don’t! That new book won’t be any easier.” And this is so true! I have done this so many times and it got me no where. I have plenty of books on my computer that are only half of a book, because I got bored of it and moved on. But I realized that that didn’t get me anywhere. I was never completing anything to turn into a publisher. So I had to force myself to finish a book before I started another one. And if I got bored/got writer’s block, then I would simply let the book sit for a while until I came up with a new idea. Only recently have I started writing two books at once, which is actually coming in quite handy. I can do double the work that way! But I’m only doing that because I know that I will force myself to finish both books. Because both books have a story to tell, and I’m not going to let that story go to waste.
It’s okay if you have several ideas. That’s the best part of being a writer! The tricky part is balancing the ideas. You have to pick which idea you want to write about first, and then move on that way. Make a list of all of your ideas so you don’t forget them, and then just start writing. But make sure you’re committed to a book before you start it, otherwise you’re story will end sooner than it began.