We Can Work it Out

Every Wednesday, YA Highway asks their readership a simple question for you to answer on your blog. Once you answer, you leave your link in the comments for other readers to hop on board. This is Road Trip Wednesday.

Today's question: How do you know when a project will work and when it won't?

Disclaimer: I'm still digging myself out of the craziness that is called my 9-5 life, so today's entry will be short.

I don't have many writing projects under my belt. In fact, I might have four. I'd like to think that I have so little because I'm thoroughly committed to each project and don't want to sully them with too many. I have tons of ideas, but I don't follow through with all of them.

Like with any project, the first step is an idea. It'll get about a paragraph of work - enough to let me know the story - and then sit. If the idea invades all waking thought, then I know it will work. 

Unless my gut lurches - then chances are it won't. But I won't get into the gut instinct here. Kate Hart talks about the same thing, but much better since she put more thought into it. After my last two disastrous 9-5 gigs, I've learned to totally accept my gut reaction to all things.

Now, I turn to you: how do you know when something will or won't work? 

Last.fm hit of the day: Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division