How To Write More Than One Novel At A Time

I am one of those readers who can read four different books at a time and not get confused. Somehow, that’s translated into my writing life too. As of right now, I’m actively working on two books and planning countless others, so I thought I’d share a few tips.

Different genres
This works with reading too, but if you’re going to try to write two different novels at once then try and make them different genres. That means when you get stuck or bored with your sci-fi novel, for example, you can move onto your historical fiction. Sometimes that change in scenery is all you need to move past a block.

Different places
By this I mean try and keep the books in different places in terms of word count. Basically, don’t start the novels at the same time because if you tend to get stuck in the middle of books (like I do) then you’re just going to get stuck there with two novels. If you keep them at different stages of the writing process then when you get stuck with one you can switch to the other until you’re unstuck.

Don’t ignore other ideas
If you get attacked with a really good plot bunny in the middle of the night write it down. Don’t give up on anything just because you’re already working on something, just note it down and see where it takes you. It might end up helping you to get another book finished!

So those are a few of my tips. Do you write more than one book at a time? Or do you just focus on one? Do you have any tips of your own?


3 thoughts on “How To Write More Than One Novel At A Time

  1. This is really great advice! Thanks for sharing. I actually can’t write more than one book, in the same way I can’t read more than one book at a time. I’m not sure why though. It’s hard enough as it is writing one and constantly editing it to make it work. Maybe it’s the perfectionist in me?

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  2. YES! I so agree with this! I don’t really like reading TWO books at once but it has happened and funny enough, it ended up getting me out of a really bad book slump one time! ❤ It really does help with writing as well! I ended up writing two books in one month and i loved it BUT, I did start liking one book over the other which totally wasn't fair for the other book because all of my attention was on that other book.. so yeah..

    But, FAB advice E! ❤


  3. I’m the kind of writer who is never just working on one project. I love multi-tasking! I’m always doing more than one thing at once, or reading more than one book otherwise I might end up bored D: But this was some good advice! Because even though I do like juggling multiple things, if they get too similar it is possible to get them all in a tangle.


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