Writer Talk: Multiple Projects

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Currently I have three documents open: Eastside Faerie, Warrior Tithe, and a new short story called Galactic Emporium of Delight. I’m working my way through, writing a chapter at a time on each. I have no prescheduled time dedicated to any of them. I do, however, have a time I sit down to write every week day, and I dedicate the time fully to whichever document I start.

While I don’t suggest working on three projects at once, I do like it for myself for three reasons:

  1. I am fully invested when I delve into any of the works in progress. I’m not daydreaming about something else I’d rather write because if I wanted to work on that project, I’d work on it.
  2. I’ll have a lot more material when I finish than if I forced myself to work on one story at a time.
  3. It doesn’t take me longer to finish three projects than one.

Do you work on one project at a time? Share your process in the comments section. I’d love to hear from you!


Published by TJ Deschamps

Tammy loves to build worlds with words, exploring themes the effect of diaspora on the generations born elsewhere than their ancestors with the backdrop of tech or magic and dragons (sometimes both). These stories are inspired by her own family's immigrant experience. She's queer and many of her characters fall somewhere on the LGBTQIA spectrum (though that is not the focus of her work). She's married to an engineer who dances. Together they are raising three precocious teens in the Seattle suburbs. Two of her children are neurodiverse. Her experiences have taught her much about the world, its beauties and its injustices. All of this comes through in her fiction with a healthy dose of absurd humor.

One thought on “Writer Talk: Multiple Projects

  1. I absolutely work on mutliple projects at once. Usually I work on a longer novel based idea while also juggling some short story projects. The short stories are my fall back when I need a boost of creativity to my main project or even just a mental break. It does wonders for me. Thanks for posting this! Glad I’m not the only one 🙂 Happy writing!

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