Since I finished a full draft of a middle grade novel during NaNoWriMo, I've been working on revisions of it. I think it's going pretty well. I've had some good feedback from the Slushbusters, and I think it has potential.
But now my head has been turned back to my completed other manuscript. It's one I've sent out to a couple of contests, had critiqued at a conference, queried with a few agents. I had let myself stop thinking about making too many changes to it for a while.
Until now. I'm taking it to Chautauqua. I think it's better for me to submit a manuscript that I've done as much as I can with, and get a professional opinion, rather than taking something that still has flaws I know how to fix.
But now I'm distracted from my WIP. It's like I don't want to be too committed to it, because I know I'll have to switch gears soon and work on the other one.
I didn't have this problem when I worked on shorter pieces, but for some reason a novel requires a higher level of emotional commitment for me. Does that happen to anyone else?