I have two stories started. One is about a 12 year old girl named Isabel, who runs off and through a knothole finds herself in a kingdom where all things are literal. The premise is personal responsibility and yes, it's a fairy tale. I absolutely love this story. The second is about an older woman named Jolene, who, after years of being controlled by her husband, kills him with a frozen turkey out near a frog pond, not premeditated, and starts to free herself. The premise is about being true to yourself. This story I also love. Some days I feel very adult (which I am, age-wise anyway) and focus on writing about Jolene. Other days when I feel overwhelmed and want to revert back to just being a kid - a hallucinatory do-over, so to speak - I want to write about Isabel. I'm not progressing on either because I can't stay focused. When writing, I have to focus on one thing and see it through, which is very difficult because of these attitude shifts, and which I haven't done yet with these novels. To further confuse things these shifts are on the inside. To the world, I'm the same. Some days I smile more and others I may be more quiet, but my disposition is practically the same. , If this ever happens to you, how do you stay in one story? Maybe I should just write certain scenes depending on my mood? And is it really a mood thing or just something that happens during my dreams that upon rising I have no recollection of? Maybe I should just ignore it. Any thoughts?