I’m just decided on too many things.
I had no idea what I was going to write about, so I fell back on one of my good old trustworthy methods of getting brilliant ideas.
No, not housework – I wasn’t that desperate! I settled into the tub for a nice long soak and let my mind wander.
But instead of a topic for a blog post, it wandered into The Academy of the Accord. Which is all well and good if it had wandered to the book I’m currently working on, but instead it wandered to Book 9 for some reason.
Book 9 has a few issues that I need to deal with when I get to it. One of which is I never actually wrote the ending because I got sort of confused a few scenes before there and decided to wait until first round revisions to sort it out. (The main characters are rescuing some people, and I sort of lost track of who was where and I think I have people in two places at once. It will be easier to sort out in the printed version – trying to do it on screen was giving me a headache.)
Anyhow, its other main issue is the beginning. I have two possible starts for it and I really can’t decide which one I like better. Come to think of it, I have the same problem for Book 8 – I can’t decide which beginning scenario I like better.
How to decide? Both beginnings (for both books) are written, so it’s not a matter of writing them both and then deciding which I like better. (I still have to do that for a part of Book 1 of an unnamed trilogy, too, but I’m trying not to get that sidetracked right now – I’ll add it to my list of writing goals for next year.)
I’m thinking that maybe, once I get ready to start the first round of revisions on each of those two books, I’ll do a quick edit of both starts and post them here on the blog to see which works better for the readers.
That’s a ways off yet – I won’t be starting revisions on either one of them until next year – I’m hoping February or March.
Please tell me I’m not the only one with this problem. (And please tell me how (other than a coin toss) you solve the problem..)
And in the meantime, I’ll try not to come up with any more options.