Turns out it’s hard to follow Alpaca Poetry.
Ever had a story you really want to write – premise, characters, setting, the whole nine yards – but something was missing that was keeping you from actual writing.
Aggravating, isn’t it?
As best I can figure, this missing bit is the feeling. Even that is unnecessarily vague so let’s see if I can explain myself a little better. I have a story I am planning. It is the third book in a very loose trilogy. I have my characters, my setting, the premise. I know it will be dark fantasy but I can’t seem to put my finger on how it will be dark.
Admittedly a lot of that will be sorted out by actually writing the thing, but I feel like I can’t start until I figure out this…feeling.
No, I am still incomprehensible. Alas.
I am not sure I believe in the concept of a “muse” – a being or whatever that guides your creativity. Closest I have is a character that makes snarky commentary in my head about near everything.
But it’s times like this where I wish I did have one, so I could blame my problems on it.
Any advice, Squiders? What do you do when a story just won’t gel? The last one I had an issue with took two years to fix itself.