I took down the Christmas decorations today and dropped by at my parents to testdrive the output of their brand-new fancy Italian coffeemaker. The latte macchiato was good. So was the cappuccino.
And now for some writing links:
On Jay Lake’s blog there is an interesting discussion about finishing what you start and the difference between “I’m not ready to write this story yet” and “Wow, a shiny new idea, let’s write that one instead”.
I must say that I occasionally have this problem. But then, I’m mostly working on various projects in parallel, so if I get stalled on or bored with one project, I can move on to the next. I rarely abandon a project completely either and I periodically look through my unfinished projects to check if anything sparks new inspiration. For example, I just dug up a historical novelette I initially intended for Man’s Story 2 and abandoned approximately three years ago at three quarters finished. I’m planning on finishing and e-publishing it, because my historicals generally outsell everything else.
On a related note, Chuck Wendig has a list of 25 things that writers should stop doing. Some interesting points there.