I'm typically a one-WIP girl. My mind gets completely immersed in one story, and I don't have reserves to concentrate on anything else at the same time. But recently, I've found myself hopping back and forth between two. My erotic romance is on the front burner and is the one I'm actively writing. However, my crit group is critting my first few chapters of my second book in the Wanderlust series (Constant Craving) right now, so I'm having to pay attention to that one as well. And eventually, they are going to hit my chapter five, which is the point I've written to, and will be encouraging me to get to writing the rest of the book.
So I'm kind of maintaining a primary relationship with my WIP, while having a bit of action on the side with the other manuscript. :) And that's hard for me. I know a lot of you can regularly juggle a number of different stories, but I'm not sure how you do it.
So I'm curious to hear how (and if) you balance that.
Do you work on one until you get stuck, then jump to the other? Do you allot a certain amount of time for each one? Do you just work on the one that is inspiring you the most that day? Or, are you like me and try to completely finish one before starting another?
Oh, and speaking of cheating (at least fictionally), I went to the 30 Seconds to Mars concert this weekend and got this close to Jared Leto *swoon*. A man has to be seriously hot to be able to pull off a pink mohawk, but he does it. Just thought I'd share because I know I'm not the only one who shares the crush. (For the record, the concert was really great, too.)