Ahem. My esteemed fellow writers.
I have a question for you.
Do you ever find yourself spending too much time on developing a story and not enough time actually writing it?
You see, I've think I've developed a small problem. I've been spending the majority of my writing time the last few weeks planning my stories. I am a very analytical, organized, detail oriented person by nature and thus a lot of meticulous worldbuilding goes into my stories anyway. But this last week I noticed I've not actually done much writing each day. Oh, I've done some, but it usually amounts to a few snippets and hastily sketched scenes to write out in full later. And then I go back to naming minor characters, looking up castles for models, deciding what costumes will be for each person or country, or figuring out what types and breeds of horses I am going to limit myself to.
Now, all of this is most necessary information in order to have a truly believable world. But, if I don't actually write the story, I won't need all that detail, will I?
I have concluded I need to balance my planning/worldbuilding/developing more evenly with the actual writing. So, from now on, I will be making myself write at least 500 words a day before doing any developing. And hopefully I'll be able to actually finish a manuscript before spring.
Have any of you ever run into this problem?
In the middle of all this planning a new story idea came knocking. So
now I have a new story in the works. Post on it coming soon....
Miss Melody Muffin