Okay, for most of us it's usually more than two...a lot more than two. But I couldn't resist the backhanded allusion to some old country song I don't even know who sang--my daughter likes to say that I have a song for everything, and she doesn't seem to mean that in a good way.
I suspect that the story I'm about to tell is a familiar one to many writers out there. I'm in the process of launching a social commentary webzine. I'm taking submissions, but even so I expect to do about half of the writing for launch myself, and I'm very eager to launch.
Which is fine: I'm a fast writer and I'm excited about getting this new venture off the ground.
The only problem is that I have a slightly-more-than-full-time day job, where equally exciting things are going on.
And I have a romance novel that's been done for more than a year that I have to figure out what to do with.
And I have a novella in progress that a friend of mine is eagerly waiting to film.
And I have a novel in progress that I'm personally very invested in.
And my sister just handed me a new magazine that my work would fit right in with.
I've heard writers talk about starting a lot of projects and then losing interest, but this isn't quite that problem. I'm entirely interested in all of this, and a few more things that I have in the works but aren't quite so pressing. There just aren't enough hours in the day--and then the world seems to want us to interact and pay bills and mop the kitchen and shower and stuff on top of it all.
What's a writer to do? How to prioritize? I haven't quite figured that out yet. Obviously, paid work comes first, but after that? Usually, it's the fun stuff that comes next, which is why I'm starting a new webzine and working on a novel when I've got a finished book sitting around that I can't find time to submit.