>Over the past few weeks I have been a bit stuck. It isn’t writer’s block exactly because I have several things I could be writing. My problem is which one I should be writing.
I had been revising a novel that I am passionate about – in love with the plot, the characters, the new twists I’ve built in to the old plot, etc. Problem?
I went to Barnes and Noble and saw how many paranormal/urban fantasy books are out there right now. I think my story is unique, but is it unique enough to stand out from an already saturated market?
I don’t know, so . . . now I am stuck. Should I continue writing it and not worry about the market that may not be there when I complete the novel? Or should I instead work on the MG ghost story I also could be revising? Or, how about the two plots I have outlined using the characters of the novel I just finished? But, there again, do I even want to delve into the whole series thing when I don’t know if that book will even get published? Nothing like spending time writing a series of books about characters no one cares about.
When I sit down to write everyday, I start asking these questions, and I end up in the same argument with myself:
Inner Me: Write what is calling to you right now; what you are passionate about right now; don’t worry about the market.
Me: But with limited writing time, I’d hate to be spending hours and days and months on something that potentially will go nowhere.
Inner Me: So, you’re in this just to get published?
Me: Heck no, but that is a goal, nonetheless, and I’d like to be working on something I am passionate about AND is marketable, you know?
Inner Me: Yeah, I see your point.
Me: ??? !!!
Any suggestions to resolving this uncertainty? Advice? Words of wisdom? Anyone? Anyone?