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Writing How To: Stop Getting Distracted by New Ideas!

Hi guys, it's Christy and today I'm going to talk about Shiny New Thing Syndrome and what to do about it!

Shiny New Thing Syndrome, as I'm referring to it anyway, is when you're in the middle of a project and a new idea hits you and it's so shiny and exciting and it can either distract you from your current project or you might abandon your current project altogether to start on this new idea. I've struggled with this issue myself. Of course, it's always a good thing to have new ideas that you're excited about, but the problem came when I got so distracted in my current story that I had trouble finishing it. I felt like I wasn't fully invested in the story I was writing anymore.

Maybe you say,"Hey, well that's alright, it's not the story you're supposed to writing right now. Maybe this new idea is the story you should be writing." But the problem with that is when it happens again and again, it's a never-ending cycle and you find that you never finish anything. I found that my problem really stemmed from two issues: an inability to focus and not having a steadfast commitment to my current novel.



I figured out these 5 tips that have really helped me overcome this issue, and I am sharing them in this video. I hope you find them helpful!

Now I'm very motivated to finish the story I'm writing even though I have plenty more ideas lined up for the next project! If you're interested in watching more of my videos about writing, please subscribe to my Youtube channel. I make new videos every single week.

Until next time!

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