For those who don't read Frankie Mallis's blog, SNIS stands for Sexy New Idea Syndrome. Please take the time to read her post about it HERE .
Frankie not only identifies the symptoms, she has a cure for it. But the one thing she doesn't include is the warning. If you do not cure yourself of SNIS in a timely fashion, you run the danger of it turning into SNSI - Sexy New Series Idea.
This is what happened to me. I could have been editing Driving Into Forever, I could have been adding fresh words to The Perfect Man I could even be working on the business plan I have to present next Thursday morning before I go to work so I can get my diploma. But I started thinking about this being the Year of the Tiger. And then this tiger took up residence in my mind. And then I started what iffing and before I knew it I had a full fledged story idea.
I tried to resist, really I did. But the more I resisted, the stronger the idea got, like it was feeding on my resistance. And then I started thinking about my MMC and thought, "what if he had brothers?" Next thing I know I've got his six brothers in my head, clamouring for attention.
So, I'm going to take Frankie's advice and jot these ideas down and hope that will satisfy them until I have the time to work on them properly.
I just hope it works!