I kind of have an unusual problem when it comes to writing. Most people, when they’re having trouble writing, can’t come up with anything to write. Writer’s block sucks…..or so I’ve been told. I don’t know, as I’ve never suffered from writer’s block. I always have something to write, which is kind of my problem. I have too much to write. Plus, I have too much time to think of stuph to write. The only problem is that I don’t have enough time to write.
I work eight hours a day. At least half of that eight hours is time I spend by myself. That gives my mind four or more hours each day to wander. Now, if I could keep my mind on one track, it wouldn’t be a big deal. Unfortunately, my mind is like a TV and the person with the remote is channel surfing. I’ll be thinking of something I’m writing, then, out of nowhere, a new story idea pops into my head. That’s when I’ll start thinking about the new story. I’ll work on the new story for a little while, then I’ll get another new story idea. I’ll work on that one for a while and then I’ll think of something to do in one of my previous stories. It’s a very convoluted cycle.
Right now, I’ve got 5 different stories I’m working on. There’s Dead Set, which some of you may have read. I started on a Star Wars story based on a character of mine that Twindaddy stole for The Last Hunt. Ok, maybe he didn’t steal the character, but he stole the name from me, so I’m going to steal the personality he came up with for the name. I also have a story set in a D&D/Lord of the Rings-type of world, plus there are a couple more I have that are set in our modern world. That also doesn’t include any ideas I come up with for blog posts.
What I really need is a system to manage all of this stuph. Any suggestions anyone?