I am I between edits right now. That dreaded week where you are awaiting a second round of suggested revisions, but afraid to start something new for fear you won't be able to switch gears back to revision mode. Worse yet is the fear that if I give my muse too much of a hiatus, then the little bugger will go on a permanent vacation.
I expressed this fear to my agent last week and we came up with an idea, one that will keep me creatively busy while reserving my energy for the pending revisions. I have a manuscript sitting on the shelf, one that we both love, but have put aside until the timing is just right. It is written in 1st person POV from my female MC's perspective. I am going to pull it down off the shelve and play around with it, re-write the entire thing from the male protagonist's POV.
Why mess with a manuscript we both already love . . . the one that actually got me my agent? Couple of reasons. It is an in depth project, but not a completely new WIP. The plot is already laid out, the threads interwoven, and the characters fleshed out. The framework is laid, thus no complicated plotting issues to sort out. It will keep me busy and give my muse a creative arena to frolic around in. And lastly, it will be a completely different book, and as she said. "You never know, it could just actually be better!"