It happens at some point in the writing of a manuscript that
a shiny new idea comes along. It’s fresh, the hero is hot and the conflict is
exhilarating…but you are 3 chapters/half way through/polishing your WIP.
You can’t play with the new idea, or can you?
Sometimes taking a coffee hot chocolate break and
sitting with a blank piece of paper to capture the idea is all it takes to stop
it from trying to take over. The idea will still be there waiting to be written
after the WIP is done. Because if the WIP doesn’t get finished, it can’t be
submitted which means it can’t be sold.
Don’t ignore those brilliant new plots, just coral them and
hog tie them so they don’t get in the way and can’t distract you—did someone
say bounty hunter?