on April 1st, 2009 at 01:20 pm
I’d be writing this whole post myself, but I think Kiandra has put it best, so I
steal quote from her post.
Coming up with an initial idea for a story is most likely the easiest bit. Then you have to work on the idea; you have to create characters, a plot, settings and all the rest. This can take a long time, depending on how much effort you put into it all. Eventually you manage to finally get everything worked out; what happens here, who falls in love with who, who dies, how it all ends, stuff like that. You think to yourself “finally, I can start writing the story.”
So you’ve written the first couple of thousand words and everything seems to be going along nicely. The world your characters live in is starting to take shape and your story has really begun. Then comes that unpredictable problem that has certainly plagued me for a very long time; you come up with another fantastic idea (or so you think anyway).
Now what you want to do is work on that idea, develop it and create the characters, the plot, the settings and everything else. But wait…aren’t you all ready writing another story?
I know exactly what she means. I had been working on The Superhero Diaries, but when that stalled along came more and more ideas for He Came From The Sea. And then, while I was working on the beginning of He Came From The Sea, back came The Dead Girl (a fragment/off-shoot/mini story you might have already seen). And these are all ideas that have been plotted out and actually started, not ideas bounced around.
I both hate and love my brain sometimes. Do you have the same problem?