The simplest answer? NaNoWriMo.
The most complex answer involves me taking on too many activities and jobs and overthinking everything and generally feeling like I’m in over my head.
But really it’s NaNo. I’m dedicating all of my writing hours to putting in words on my new, untitled novel. I just pass 27,000 words today and so far the ideas just keep coming. It’s more personal than my first book. That one I wrote because I wanted to see if I could. This one I’m writing because I can’t get it out of my head.
Some may call it distraction or multi-tasking or being non-committal to have two novels going. I just call it following my creative impulse.