Is there such a thing as too much inspiration? Probably not. Inspiration is always good stuff. But I do find myself torn between two story ideas right now.
I have been planning for the last half year or so to write something that little dude can read. Something whimsical and fun and without all the angsty sexual tension that's in my current book. Wait, in about everything I've ever written since the age of 14 or so. So, something clean, probably more middle grade than YA.
But, there's also another story leaping about in my head, an adult story with a very loud voice. This one really speaks to me more clearly than the other one, but I already told little dude I was going to write one for him this year.
Soooo, I decided to start on the MG because that was the plan all along, and I'm not going to go back on my word. I actually starting writing a story about seven years ago that I had originally planned with adult characters, but realized is exactly the whimsical stuff I need for a younger audience. So, I'm going to adapt that one, minus the romance I'd initially planned. Though I may cheat occasionally and work on the other adult story :)
How about you guys? What do you do when you have competing stories? Do you ever skip between age categories?