Originally Posted by kaufmannp
So hi there,
I've had this story in my head, in one shape or form, for nearly fifteen years. Throughout that time it has grown, stretching out this way and that, and now I'm thoroughly concerned that if I don't write the damned thing it'll go off in my head.
As I commit words to screen, I get more and more excited when I realize I'm getting that much closer to completion, to putting something out there that at the very least I love to read.
So my question is; when do you know that the world you're building is one worth reading about?
As excited as I am, I confess to some nervousness when I realize that I could very well finish the thing only to find that what looked so amazing in my head, (sort of an internal star wars reel with my own creation of galactic adventures...no ewoks), turns out to be utter crap.
I know it doesn't really matter, that I'm doing something that I love and having a ball as I watch things appear that I had no part in planning.
Still; kinda scary and perhaps an issue someone on here may have struggled with.
Thanks for indulging!
You just described pretty much my experience with my now-dead world, Morcalia. Eleven years I put into it, through thought and word, only to realize that what it added up to, I couldn't pay to have taken to a dump. There's many a thing I regret writing, but the so-called "biography" of Zoe Maeshalanadae is my biggest regret ever.
And to think that when I was originally writing it, originally for my eyes only, I thought I was being clever. Looking back, and from some sophistication from Chrons, I wish I could have gone back in time to slap myself upside the head and yell "No!"