The last few days I've been thinking that I want to re-arrange a short story I wrote about 2 months ago and try to make it into at least a novella, if not a full-length, and have come up with many new ideas for it. Then today I suddenly got a totally different idea and wrote the opening pages of a story that is completely un-related and that I think is some of my best writing so far. To add to all that, I recently took a trip to Maui with some extended family members and have plenty of stories and funny stuff to put into a non-fiction piece.
All of this has brought up some options that I didn't plan on. I could:
*Put everything aside and continue with the piece that suddenly struck me today.
*Continue with the re-write of the first story.
*Wait on all that and focus on the non-fiction piece. I took all kinds of notes while on the trip so, really, it isn't going anywhere. Neither are the other two, for that matter.
My question for the group here is, what do you do when you have more ideas than you know what to do with? Work on each one here and there, whenever you're inspired? Jot some ideas down but continue with whatever you were working on already? None of the above?