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How to turn an idea into a story; when do you leave the ink in the bottle?
I am a young man, with a virgin pen: I've never written anything longer than a poem, and even those sparingly. I'd like to write more: short stories, novels, more poems, even an epic!
My problem is that I have an assortment of ideas, and some intuition of how hard it is to actually write a novel. That's a lot of words, and then you've got to rip out like a third of it and put in 50% more detail once you're done (the first time). It sounds like a nightmare. And while it's one I'm willing to endure, I'm worried about what happens when I get about 3/4ths into a novel (or even a short story) and say to myself, "Forget it, I'm done. This is boring me now, I'm not even doing this for a living anyway. Caputs."
I have a lot of larval stories in this brain of mine, waiting to be applied to paper (or cathode ray tubes, as the case may be). When those of you who have written more than I sit down a think, "What would I like to write about," do you have more ideas than you have time to deal with too? And how do you decide when to let one go, and keep another one? Is it something I just have to try a bunch until I get a feel for how I deal with the writing process? Or when I think of "the one," will I just fall in love with it and be unable to resist working it out?
What have been your experiences? Help out the tadpole writers, please!
Gotr of Vatik
Scholar by day, rogue by night.
"If all I ever got was one shot, I'd still never blame fate."