Writing projects tend to bleed into one another. Join me in a laundry analogy.
Put a scarlet red panty into a load of white briefs, what’s coming out of the washing machine? Pink unmentionables.
There is nothing wrong with pink unmentionables. Nothing at all. But it’s nice to be prepared for their arrival on the scene.
When writing two novels at the same time, the same thing happens. While the briefs (in this case, m/m romance) will still be briefs, and the panties (women’s fiction) will still be panties, neither will come out the other end of the process quite the same shade they went into it.
So, prepare for a few pink unmentionables, and you and your two simultaneous projects should be just fine.
Acclaimed author of 17 novels (my dogs and mother adore me), World traveler (I’ve felt the Sahara Desert between my toes… still gobsmacked over the stars in the Sahara) And survivor (of three dirty-fighting gremlins named Anxiety, Panic and OCD)… My name is Chloe Stowe. Hello. If you’ve found your way here, you’ve most likely arrived on the coattails of my blog, The Words and Madness of Chloe Stowe. Started in 2012, my daily rantings now number in the thousands. Ranging from humorous to moody, poignant to absurd, these tiny tidbits of thought began as a way to get my name “out there.” It has long since morphed into an effort just to “be there” for anybody out there struggling with words or madness, like me. Quick biographical sketch of me? Nerd turned nut at nineteen. In my sophomore year at Auburn University, I was taken out at the knees by severe panic attacks. Chronic anxiety soon joined the dogpile, followed shortly by OCD tendencies. Oh, it was ugly. I eventually had to quit school and soon quit life, as well. I spent a good chunk of my 20’s not able to leave my room. Twenty years later, it’s still can get ugly in my head. Thanks to meds and doctors, however, I am able to lead a better life, now. I still can’t work outside the house, but I can live and smile and write. So, here I am. Broken, but stubbornly present. I hope my voice proves company to someone lonely out there. Thanks for reading! Chloe Stowe