It was not my idea to write three novels simultaneously but halfway through the first novel I began a second, and shortly afterwards I began a third. What could I do? These ideas appeared demanding development and I couldn’t bring myself to resist. The disadvantages of this are obvious, but there are advantages too. Putting one of them aside when it is giving too much grief, for example, and applying what is learnt from one to the development of another.
There are four novels now, one barely halfway through a first draft, the other three complete and in robust form after multiple drafts.