View Full Version : I think I'm accidentally writing another book...

Diana Hignutt
12-06-2011, 04:54 PM
Doing vast amounts of research for the book in my sig line...in all sorts of crazy subjects...I've discovered that I've accidentally researched a completely different book in the process. That is to say, that while doing research for the one book, I've learned enough stuff to write a completely different book using the research information portions that weren't applicable to the first book.

The second book is way easier to write too...

I'll probably bang it out before I finish the original book.

That ever happen to anyone else?

12-06-2011, 05:27 PM
By the time I'm done with my current WIP research, I imagine I'll be able to write any number of 17th century New England novels with an emphasis on Puritan theology, possets and bumpy night-things. ;)

But I'll do the WIP first.

12-06-2011, 05:35 PM
Have I given "line cuts" to a new project? Once, yes. And I ended up finishing both projects (which I'm sure you'll do as well).

Bang it out? Nope. Both took about the same amount of time to complete (subtracting the furlough time from the one that was leap-frogged).

12-06-2011, 06:01 PM
It's happening to me right now. I have a book I'm in the middle of, and suddenly it's sort of morphed into another idea and then a whole other book is right there wanting me to write it.

I'm torn. I want to finish the original one first, but compared to the new book is just doesn't seem as shiny now.

Manuel Royal
12-06-2011, 06:35 PM
Sure thing -- though I write fiction. And for the most part, it's all stuff in my head, waiting to become actual projects. But it's great how one thing leads to another.

12-06-2011, 07:47 PM
It's a good problem to have. I have tons of unused research in the dark corners of my brain. You never know when it might come handy.