Hey folks, Im new to these forums. Go easy on me please
I have been developing back-story to this series I want to make since about 2001. It's evolved GREATLY since then (I was only 11, haha) to the point where the only thing it shares in common to the old "Story Bible" is some character names.
But its all the better, the original story seemed a little too like the Halo games/novels. Now what I currently have to work with is a rough timeline spanning from 258,000 BC to 7177 AD. I have 9 major story installments that I want to expand on in both the Andromeda and Milky Way Galaxies (either in novel or videogame form
), ranging from Sci Fi to Fantasy to novels written similar to the Iliad
. All of this exists in my own created universe that I like to call "The Cheehwawaverse."
My only problem is this - I spend ALL of my time adding and tweaking elements in my story bible and literally no time actually sitting down and writing. Constantly great ideas come to mind and I have to write them down, it takes me like an hour to get to sleep now! My mind is always racing. I'm wondering if this is a common occurance and if anyone around here has this problem?
I think it's because I have so much different installments that are related, its tough to work on just one: gotta get that continuity just right!
I really want to get this story written, called Osiris. I spent about a year developing this installment alone, it will be a trilogy of epic-fantasy novels comparable in scope to the Iliad
(I HOPE!) The story and the characters I have developed are, in my opinion, wonderful and I want to share them with the world and get published!
I even developed a little local website to try and organize my ideas - but just after I was almost done with my novel outline (52 chapters down and Osiris is only halfway through Hades! Sheesh) I got pulled into the "sequal" to the novel, set about 600 after Osiris
in the future and spanning the Andromeda Galaxy.
If any of you have my problem - spending entirely too much time on developing back-story and not enough writing - how'd you end up sitting yourself down to just write?
Any help would be appreciated!