I don't know about you guys, but when it comes to me, there is a delicate balance between how much I develop my story idea, and how much (if at all) I write. A balance I have yet to discover. Either I find this balance, or I complete a book with sheer force of will. Either way, the end is the same.
Let me tell you what happens when I develop too much/too little.
a) I Know All!: I spend a long time thinking about it and figuring out what would make the best story. Mostly in the beginning. The rest is a really clear general idea. And then I write little to nothing in it, and eventually get bored and move on to "more interesting" ideas. For example, I have a story idea titled From the Wild Places (do you italicize when talking about a book that hasn't been published yet? Oh well). I spent a lot of time developing it, but I only wrote one sentence in it. Sigh.
b) Let's Wing It!: I develop as I write. I don't let myself think about it unless I'm writing. Surprisingly, I write a good lot in it, but I still get bored and can't (yet) stop myself from moving on. For example, I have an untitled and recent idea that I have written more than twenty pages in, but for the past few weeks, I have been unable to bring myself to write anymore in it. Again, sigh.
One of these days, I will get over that hurdle, but it is not this day. Until then, I will keep trying. Only way to reach my goal mentioned in the previous blog post, so check that out if you haven't already. ;)
Hey, do you guys have this same problem? Did you get over it? Tell me how in the comments! :D
A good chunk of you already know who I am, considering I sent you here, but for those of you people who found my blog by accident, let me introduce myself. My name is Madison Anderson and I was born and spent little more than half my life in Oregon (US for those of you who don't know and don't want to look it up), so it's no wonder I like the rain. I'm obsessed with Disney (bought myself a Woody doll and I'm so happy :) ) and books. I'm now into drawing, and whenever I get around to it I plan on selling my work. You can visit my art page (someday it'll be website) at https://www.facebook.com/randomart17/?ref=bookmarks