So how many writing projects can an author have in process all at the same time?
I haven't found my personal limit yet, although I can see that the snail's pace of progress will probably be the limiting factor.
Right now I have DELIVERABLES in final edits with Eric Dalen. HEIR APPARENT and NAVIGATING CORPORATE POLITICS are out for friends to read and comment on. I'm doing the first draft read-through of EMPOWERED right now. And I just finished up design on PURSUING OTHER OPPORTUNITIES and am anxious to start the first draft. And then there's LESSONS LEARNED THE HARD WAY, which I feel a strong need to get back to sometime in the not too distant future.
Sometimes people ask em if I get the stories mixed up. Or how I could possibly keep track of all these plot threads.
It's actually a very good question -- if you asked me right now about a particular character in one of the books not currently in active review, I might have trouble even coming up with the name! But once I'm deeply into the writing, I can pick up or put down any of these active projects without a hitch.
The only issue is, as I've noted above, the slow rate of progress. If I focused solely on one project, I could knock out a first draft in a month. But that rarely is happening these days.