So what to do?
I try, in these times to remind myself that if my shiny new friend is as good as it looks, it's worth waiting for. If I do then:
- I can give it the full attention it deserves when I'm ready.
- I will have the satisfaction of knowing that my other project, which was once the shiny new idea, worked out.
- If I can't stay focused on the other idea, what makes me think this will go any better?
If all else fails, I write a little of it to try and get it out of my system. Mostly I know I just have to prioritize though and treat this like a job, because that's what ultimately works.
Any other ideas?