Thursday, September 14, 2006

Separating the Bacon Strips

So, I've come to the conclusion that there is just too much going on in my story. So much wants to be told and be told at once. Only it cannot be told at once. The one story must be told and the seeds for the next must be planted. It's been overwhelming but interesting trying to figure out which stories need to be told and when and how. It's definitely been a learning experience.

Luckily, it has been a little easier for me to figure out which story needs to come first. I do not have to choose between characters luckily, just which ones will make their appearance first.

Still, I'm not sure how the future stories will be handled. The characters paths diverge greatly as far as I can tell now. But, of course, the writing will decide what it wants to do and will probably surprise me anyway. I should probably not be worrying too hard about this right now. Of course, I have to worry about which story to tell in this moment ... or no story will be told because I will continue to drive myself in circles!

So, that is where I am. Separating my story lines like strips of bacon, but savoring the future strips to come. Did I say I love the smell of cooking bacon?

Has anyone else ever had this issue? Too many plots in the kitchen?

Hugs, C

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