I am having trouble even coming up with a plot. The point that I am getting at is, yes I do want to do an isekai, but the stupid problem is that I am overthinking things when I have zero desire to EVER show this story to anyone regardless of the many edits or zero edits. I am losing my mind trying to think of a great story to make me happy for a hobby sake, but it is not easy. I suppose of part of me does want to show this story to the world, but Qualeshia is merely a writer not both a reader and writer and a novice writer at that. If I do want to publish, I need to get in some reading and equal amount of writing.
That ain’t happening and I have zero idea of when that will ever even happen in the future. I am trying to write for my only enjoyment and pleasure, but I am having trouble coming up with ideas and I guess I want to write a story that I can actually see myself enjoying, even if it doesn’t get edited or lacks sense.
So, why am I trying so hard to come up with something that only I will see and nobody else? This is taking the enjoyment and fun of writing for me and me alone.
Thoughts and feelings?
If you can’t write something that you are proud of, then you will be discouraged from showing it to anyone else. In my experience, it is better not to force yourself to come up with a plot.
The only way to find a plot is to lose it. And write something. By writing something, you discover the plot. Without writing anything, you have no words to find a plot from. Or else, just sit and listen to music and wait until your brain farts one out, as @NotARussianBot says, you can’t force it.
@JohnnyTuturro and @NotARussianBot: True, but I am so impatient because I haven’t written anything in a month or two and it feels weird.
Yet it is stupid because I am writing only for a hobby and it shouldn’t matter when I write, yet I can’t help but want to write daily or enough as possible. I don’t have an active lifestyle and I am ALWAYS in my home unless I have appointments, family/friend outings, or something else. I guess it’s because I am not doing anything, I should be writing as much as I can, but my ADHD hasn’t been making it easy and plus other physical issues.
That is my only gripe! You both are right, but I just want to write a lot of stories, but you…issues and other distractions.
So, I am being hard on myself and I am rambling so I shall stop now and read your thoughts.
So, what is the plan for me here? Just write and see where it takes me or wait for the writing gods to bless me with an idea?
I very minimally direct a plot. So, I dont worry about it much.
Focus on writing it for yourself and making sure you enjoy reading the story in the future. Forget about everyone else
Well, for The Endurlon I thought of a problem first, the plot and backstories came afterwards as I wrote about the problem first.
I wrote about the problem in a verrrrry loose way, and as I did it began to grow outwards and began to involve other peoples/races. In a time I had lots of notes (all loosely written, and all over the timeline), which seemed to tighten up and pull it all together the more I read it all back, and edited those verrry loose notes interwoven with filler material that just flowed from one note to the next.
I found this also with other stuff I’ve written too.
So, you thought of a problem that branched out and extended in a way that creating more reasons and such behind the problem and that is how you build your story?
Am I reading that wrong or no?
That’s exactly how I began…
It started with a thought of A child gifted to the race of men by the Gods. A child that would bring fortune and great prosper to the race of men… But the problem was “What if this child grows beyond his intended ordain, and chose to rule that which he/she was purposed to aid?”
And “Boom!” Temulkar was created. A Dark Lord of sorts. Then I wrote of how, why and when he/she (Well Temulkar became a He for sure at this point) would indeed become so powerful and decree a hatred for the race of men.
This in turn caused me to start writing/creating the backstory for Temulkar… Which as I stated I did in small notes. At some point, I stumbled upon Mara. The fairest of Maidens in all Arillion. A daughter of Redstone. I now had a place with a name, and a township of men. As such more notes were needed for Redstone. It’s location, it’s design, and it’s purpose.
One night as I lay in bed unable to sleep, I decided to turn away from the usual “One Dark Lord/Overlord” and gave three children to the race of men. More notes needed, and a few edits of previous notes…
I knew that at some point, I would turn to other races and brought about the Dwarves. They needed a history too, and one that falls back not as far as the children, but a few hundred years after the birth of Temulkar (this was when they crossed from the forgotten lands to the west across the Mountains known as the Erringrim. Again a plethora of notes were drafted…
Only then did I begin to pull them all together with a timeline, and through the histories of what I had written did I then begin to draft the first events in Arillion’s struggles… And Temulkars war upon the Dwarves of Mundhlor…
Thank goodness, I didn’t get that wrong! LOL!
Oh my gosh! You just gave me an idea in a way!
Come up with a idea, but give that idea a what-if question that deters from the idea in a way of sorts!
Thank you so much!