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My name is Ray Pace and I am a young novelist looking to get published. However, I often wonder whether or not I should work on more than one novel at once. Sometimes I find myself unable to think of something for one novel, at which point I feel like working on another idea I have. is this wise?

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Hello, Ray,

I my opinion, no, it is not wise.  If, while working on one novel, you should think of a plot for another, jot down your idea in a little synopsis, and return to your work in progress.  Seems like your creative mind is full. That is good, but discipline is called for.  Right now I am working on one novel and I have two synopses typed up for novels. I consider them "waiting in the wings". I often become impatient to write one or the other of them, but stick to what I am doing.

Another thing to consider is that this second novel you are thinking about ... could you incorporate the story line, with a few adaptations, to your current work? I have done that, too, with success.
Happy writing,
Dorothy

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Dorothy K Morris

Expertise

I can answer questions about writing fiction, creating characters and re-writing. I cannot answer homework questions.

Experience

I am a published author of nine novels in The Mockingbird Hill Series.

Organizations
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, NSDAR

Publications
NOVELS in the MOCKINGBIRD HILL SERIES: SECRET SINS OF THE MOTHERS, COYOTES OF CREEK CROSSING, THE EIGHTH EVIL, THE TIME IN BETWEEN, DIRTY RICE, TALLY'S NOOK, FROM THE FAR PLACES, NATURE OF THE BEAST, (THE RANKS OF THE INSANE (to come out summer 2016))

Education/Credentials
Studied writing at at American University in DC

Awards and Honors
Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in The World, Who's Who in America.

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