There should always be a next project.
What is it?
Still finishing up on a current project? It doesn’t matter.
There should already be another project.
How far through planning and scheduling it are you? Get on with it!
I’ll admit it is a fine line between dividing your creative focus between finishing your current project and the next one.
I find it difficult myself. It is easy to lose the flow and feeling in the words of the current idea when the next one is in my mind.
Here’s where a notebook comes in useful. Take a little extra time and get some of the ideas out of your head and down on paper. I prefer to do this with physically – pen and paper. Release some of that creative pressure in a positive way.
So what’s your next project?
I’ve had novels like H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, George Orwell’s 1984, and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, going around in my head for a few weeks now, so I am thinking that a story in that direction might be my next focus.