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Sometimes you shouldn’t be too consistent. Recognize that the world you’re writing for is not the one you wrote for originally. For instance, there was no mention of people of color in my original books, something unacceptable to young readers today. It was great fun figuring out how PoC could be realistically introduced to my city, via foreign trade: in fact, it became so obvious in the context of the original world that now it feels like they’ve always been there. Attitudes toward women, toward gender and sexuality have shifted, too. You don’t have to engage with all this to the detriment of your particular vision. But you should be aware. You’re writing for your current audience, not your old one.
My favorite is number two. Knowing that there is nothing wrong with having two different novels from two different genres going at the same time actually helps especially when you feel bogged down in one and feel stuck you can go to another and this gives you a chance to come back and look at the issue of the previous novel with a fresh view and see something you missed or if you need to do research then at least you are still writing and not feel guilty because you feel like you wasted a lot of time that could have been spent writing. Thanks for this great advice.