I fear I have too many plotlines. I keep thinking of cool things for my new story. I’m wondering if I can fit them all in one book without said book turning into a tangled mess. It’s a little bit scary, but I want to try and handle it, even though so many elements is a little hard to think about.
Best case scenario, they all fit in one novel without the mess. Second best case scenario, the novel becomes so long that I have to break it in two. I wouldn’t mind that, actually, but I really want to start submitting pages to my writing group, and I feel like I can’t until I get at least a first draft. Right now, I’m just adding in things as I go with notes to myself to add them in earlier. That means the beginning might completely change. I don’t want to submit something that I’m just going to trash.
See what I mean? Heh. To avoid a tangled plotline mess, I first have to keep my brain from being a tangled mess. I know firsthand that, “where am I going with this,” fear can be crippling. I need to take the advice I give so many times and just put my head down and go. I think I’ll do it right now.