Blocked by Overwhelm

My novel is now two novels. It makes sense to me on many levels, but this change has created problems I hadn’t anticipated. For one thing, Book I now has an ending that somewhat leaves the reader hanging and I’m not sure it’s enough to keep a reader interested enough to comeback for Book II. It makes sense to leave the story where it ends, but it doesn’t seem to be dramatic enough for a sci-fi story. I don’t know, maybe it is. I’m having great self-doubts, even considering walking away from the project(s).

Regardless of how Book I ends, I’m been mulling Book II’s storyline and the historic events that engulf it. Also, Book III is becoming the end of the story but while I have the ending in sight, the events and scenes of the story are not at all clear. So I’m in a type of writer’s block with Book I about 60% written and the remainder in a state of disrepair caused by chopping and splicing.

The thought also occurs to me that I’m just not good enough or smart enough to write a novel/trilogy of this depth. I follow a forum where the historic period in question is discussed weekly and each new post reveals something I didn’t know about events and characters. I’m hoping for an inspiration that will carry me forward, but for now the novel sits in the cloud.

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About Yordie

I'm an avatar in Second Life where I star as the heroine of a virtual fantasy life. In the real world, I'm writing my debut sci-fi novel.
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2 Responses to Blocked by Overwhelm

  1. gregjolley says:

    Yordie,
    Sorry, no giving up. Ain’t gonna happen. You’re too smart and articulate and honest not to continue.

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    • Yordie says:

      Hi Greg… yeah, didn’t give up but needed about a year to mull out what I’d written and where it was going. Back on track. I need to get my blog updated also. Thanks for your comment. Hugs and love… Yordie

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