All right, so maybe I'm using a pretty fanfiction-specific term here... It still works with my question. What do the rest of you do when that little obsession of an idea pops into you mind? You already have a project or two you're busy with. Both projects were going just peachy, but now when you write the new idea is just sitting there... doing its little sexy dance... daring you to cheat on the project you need to get done. When I was little, I loved writing fanfiction. I've always written original work, but fanfiction was something I could write, finish, and give others to read for feedback. I picked up a decent following in later years, but essentially dropped writing it a few years back. Writing fanfiction had given me invaluable experience, critique, and, best of all, confidence... but, I needed to apply all that to my dream of working toward working as a writer. Unfortunately, fanfiction is sort of like good smut for me (with the exception of when it actually is good smut). I want to write it. I love to write it. I don't have the time. But, occasionally, the plot bunny wins and I drop constructive work for something fun but pointless. My boyfriend started re-watching an anime called "Hunter x Hunter" recently. I blame him. HxH is, easily, my favorite show. If someone I know is watching it, I'm there. This, of course, triggered me to look up some of my old contributions to the fandom and now has me itching to make one more. I haven't written it yet, but I'm sure I'll give in soon. I apologize for my rambling. I just had to vent somewhere. I'm certain I'm not the only one with this problem.