I think I may end up working on two first drafts at the same time. That’s not completely unprecedented. I’ve done it before. The trick is to keep the names with the right story.
But I’ve got some momentum and excitement again for BECOME. (I even started playing with the cover art.) Working on that in the interstices between WAR OF MAGIC should move both of them forward and keep me writing.
The very worst thing I can do is stop because I’m stuck on something in a first draft. The ideas only come when I’m actually writing on a story–and they don’t always come for the story I’m working on.
I’d really like to have a good first draft of BECOME when I publish WAR OF MAGIC, so I can get it up for pre-order with an excerpt and a link at the end of WAR OF MAGIC.