I’m not sure what to do about my writing at all, and I’m starting to want to hit my head against a brick wall rather than think about it for a moment longer.
I have a project simply known as my Sky Pirates thing, which is a hope to write seven books in the series, about a handful of Sky Pirates (two main), their adversaries known as the Enforcers, and a couple of megalomaniacs who will probably succeed in the end. I first started writing this in 2007, have done seven small ‘bits’ of writing on it (during NaNo and Script Frenzy) and a handful of other things aside.
However, it’s massive in my mind and I’m really having trouble gathering it all together cohesively. Basically I think I have delusions of grandeur, that it can be as detailed and interwoven as Brandon Sanderson’s multiple series and so on. Yet I just don’t seem to have the ability to make it WORK. Kind of like how you want to paint something – can visulise it in your head – and then your hand paints a sloppy mess.
Would you suggest that I keep working on it – maybe I haven’t accepted how hard writing is – and if so, does anyone have suggestions of where I should start plotting cohesively… OR
Should I put it aside, come up with something totally different and keep it small, learn how to write ‘well’ on it instead, and come back to my Sky Pirates once I have more experience and have learnt how to do it as well as I visualise?