faerie_dreamer: an open book & writing utencils, a blank page ready for all the creativity you can pour into it (creatve writing)
It's too much. I get so much going on in my head that I don't even know how to begin sorting through it all. Ideas for 1st gen, which is just as well, since that's what I'm trying to write. Ideas for 2nd gen, which is not as useful, as that's supposed to be at least book 4. Ideas for the Trickster's interview, which is even less useful. ::laughter:: That's just a side thing I was doing for fun, and then it became so much larger than it was supposed to be! Ideas for a novel I wanted to do when I was in high school, that has changed the piece so greatly that it's pretty much not even the same story any more.

I have ideas for how I want to change what I've all ready gotten written down - something that I can't be bothered to do right now, as I really just need to get the story out first. I can't go back and re-write the re-write I've all ready been working on, it's crazy. But I have ideas for it anyway.

I've been working on a glossary of terms for my books, as well as a pronunciation guide. Considering how much of a language I've gotten written down, the glossary is kind of small so far. I haven't been really all that big on using much of the language I've created in the story. Among other things, it's not like any of the characters have run across an American human, who would immediately realize they aren't speaking in English, which is, of course, what I'm writing the story in. Without that, there has been less of a need to bother with throwing in words in the language I came up with for the story. Some of the terms that are in the glossary are not even the words that the fae themselves would be using, because they aren't in the language the characters would be speaking. The term Lifemate, which is in the glossary, is pretty specific, and I don't really need to make the fact that it's a new term more confusing by calling it Xillixyar, which no one besides me even knows how to pronounce at the moment. Admittedly, what little I have been using has been fun. Mostly titles and honorifics, but still. :)

I've always enjoyed writing my own language. It's not exactly useful, really, because I really only use it for certain phrases, and I haven't come up with enough to hold an entire conversation with, really. ::laughter:: But still. I can go off in it for a while, and that's always entertaining. Enough of that, though.

Anyway, I just really have too much going on in my head, and it's gotten to the point where it's getting kind of difficult to keep everything straight. I'm at a slight pause in my 1st gen work at the moment. I'm changing the way I'm writing a bit from here on out, and so, I've been working on outlining. I do believe I've gotten better at the whole "outlining" bit. ::laughter:: I have a decent amount outlined right now for the part I want to work on next, but I've gotten stuck at a "pause" point. I think I might need to make a bit of a jump in things with the story, but I'm not sure how to do it with the pov of the character I'm working the current scenes (and chapter) through. As a result, my 2nd gen outline has gotten underway, and is going pretty well. I'm learning that making a fairly in-depth outline is not a bad idea for me. Among other things, I can tag in certain phrases, words, or conversation pieces I know I'll want to throw in, but might not remember by the time I'm actually sitting down to write. It's been pretty useful. Writing them down also actually helps me to remember them. The problem with the idea of working on 2nd gen's outline is that my mind isn't on 1st gen work then, and I'm still in the outline stage for the chapter I want to start writing. As usual, I just can't write fast enough to make myself happy.

I'm wondering if I should just start writing the chapter, even though I haven't finished the outline for it. My thought is that if I start writing it down, I might be inspired with a way to do the time-hop in the pov I'm currently using, at which point, I could finish the chapter outline before I write everything down. It's got to be a better idea than continuing to work on the outline for 2nd gen, right? ::laughter:: Definitely better than working on the side story for the Trickster, or the complete re-write of the novel I wanted to write in high school. Sometimes I wish my brain would settle down to only a few ideas at once instead of such an explosion of them. It would also help if the explosion could reign itself in to be about only one plot line of one story. That would be awesome. :p

I so obviously have no idea what I'm doing. ::laughter::


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