Hai guys ♥
Been a while since my last post – the joys of going on holiday!
Holidays mean lots of travelling. Travelling means day dreaming. Day dreaming means too many story ideas.
So I spent a few days with my Dad for Easter and his birthday in Berkshire, then a few days in Kent with the boyf.
Too much food, a lot of wine, a trip to Dungeness, a walk around Eagle Heights and husky-sledging. Not bad ♥
Throughout the hours of each car journey I found myself day dreaming about the places I had visited – creating stories out of the imagery of the locations – especially Dungeness.
★ A creepy ghost story amongst the rotten and abandoned fishing boats:
★ A western on the desert-like beaches:
★ & this metal shack would be perfect for another feature script I’m writing called The Alchemist set in a dystopian post-apocalyptic future:
I’m also writing The Ronin, Paper Towers, Paradox, Clara Stone, Hicker Dickery and… and… and … when do I stop?
At one point do I tell myself enough is enough?
I keep coming up with so many ideas and writing them all simultaneously with the full intention of finishing them.
Is this good or bad?
Will I eventually burn out?
Or will they all get done?
How will they ever be finished when I just keep adding to the pile of ideas?
Driving home today, I was thinking about all my ideas and trying to decide which ones to prioritise.
Frozen Lake is my main priority obviously since I’m making it into a feature and it’s a part of my degree.
But what afterwards?
I love all my stories equally.
All the characters, themes and plots harbour something from me and my personality.
I feel like dropping any of them would be like denying some part of me.
Having said that, I feel like I’m at the point of being overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stories I keep coming up with.
I don’t want to deny my inspiration and creativity, but I don’t want to allow it to be crushed by my inability to pick and choose what to write and create.
So my question is: how do my fellow eager beaver writers cope with the inflation of ideas?
How do you pick and choose which stories to pursue?
& how do you keep creativity at bay when working on current projects?
I had a lovely holiday but back to work now! ★