So, just when I think I’m moving in the right direction with my writing, it all goes haywire. In my last post, I mentioned how I had ideas galore now that I expanded the story from short to novel status. Then, just after I said that and started getting back to work writing, each one of those ideas kept trying to jump over each other, leapfrogging and fighting for the next spot in my story.
I couldn’t tell if I was trying to write the same portion of the story in two different settings, or if I had legitimate ideas that both needed to be included, but no idea in what order they should flow. I’m partially owing it to a lack of sleep. I have been staying up a bit later than usual, trying to crank this bad boy out.
Regardless, of the reason and the correct answer, I have decided to put this story back on the shelf and pulled out my original novel that I was working on. Don’t worry, the two are related as, the short story originally started as a possible prelude to the trilogy I am now moving back into. Therefore, as the title implies, it feels like I’m stepping back, but maybe that is what I need to do, in order to take a few more forward. I’ll let you know how it goes.