I have too much.
I have several different versions of documents (draft 1, draft 2, draft 3 starts after the party that is in the blue notebook), text files, abiword documents. Somethings are saved privately on livejournal.
Some of is written out in a notebook. Some of that is even typed on pages that were printed out and stuck in the middle of my notebook at what is likely their corresponding spots.
Man what a mess. I have three novels in various states. One, some portion through it. A second, this conjumbled mess of things everywhere. A third that is mostly outline notes only in my notebook. Probably some printed pages to go with that.
That’s just novels. I’m not even sure I want to look into the short story folders. Though fortunately all short story stuff is typed up. None of that floating around notebooks. Can thank Liberty Hall for that, they’re responsible for the bulk of my short story work, and it’s all be done at a PC.
It’s driving me nuts. I need to organize this all, somehow.
I did a flash over at Liberty Hall last Friday. Response was descent, considering I didn’t have time to finish the story and just kind of dropped it off in front of the door. Literally and figuratively. Oddly, having a dog in the story has gotten a good response. So I was working on that, but now it’s time to watch Castle, one of the few shows I make it a point to watch. (The other being Dollhouse, and now maybe The Mentalist.)
Ahhh… Always at the strangest of times. I’ve figured out why my antagonists hate the humans, and probably turned my humans into the villians. At least as a race. Now to just get the story written.
Mike Munsil, creator of Liberty Hall Writers, has posted a challenge in the interim while they get the system working. It’s a Short Story Cycle, based on a trigger he has provided. So if you haven’t stopped by in a while, check it out. If you’re not a member of the Hall, look into signing up. It’s a great place to write and get feedback.
Using the trigger, I have a loose plot for the first 6 stories. Just need to figure out the 7th. May have to write a bit and figure the rest of it out before the last one comes around. I’m excited for this challenge. It ties in some settings/themes I had already wanted to use. Needs to be done by Feb 15th though, so I’m not sure how well I’ll do in the time frame. All I can do is start writing and don’t look up until all the stories are done.