I’m assuming most of us, including non-fiction writers, have been there. You get so excited about your world’s culture, religion, politics, economy and so on you forget to actually, umm… start the story!
I am working on a project with 3 star systems containing a total of 25 planets and over 10 races. I’m not complaining though, this is my choice and it is genuinely fun. I am a sucker for worldbuilding! However, even this level of enthusiasm doesn’t prevent the interest loss. Thankfully, I am not there yet, but I’m afraid of it. My concerns prove even more valid given that the same project is an rpg game with main storyline, sidequests and open world features. So, you can see where I am going with this.
I am afraid that I’m not going to be able to finish this game just because i will have lost interest in it when it comes to actually writing. This thread is here because I couldn’t find a seperate one that focuses solely on this issue and i think this title is what a stuck writer would hope to find.
I hoped this thread would be the place you share your worldbuilding experiences, how you got stuck, for how long it lasted and how did you overcome it, or didn’t… Also, tips are largely appreciated ^.^
I'll start sharing
I talked about what my hopes are for this thread, and here i will be telling my part of the story. So you don’t need to read furthermore if you are not interested in my personal experience with the topic.
As i already mentioned above irrelevently, definitely not for advertising purposes- i am working on a huge project. I’m treating every planet and every race like my own and i am writing their politics, religion, technology, geography, agriculture, economy, trade pacts, Tired? I am… etc.
This goes on for races, physics and laws of universe, NPC’s, RO’s and such. And on top of that, I will have so many side stories (side quests) and a main story that will, branch(what a surprise). Im so immersed in and excited about this i can’t let go of writing, but even with this pace I was not able to start the story in even a month.
And the complicated part is… I am not actually looking to get rid of this habit. I am enjoying this so much! Only problem is, I know myself and I get bored too quick to be able to carry on such a large scaled project. So I also hope to find some ways of carrying on writing when things go downhill.
Thanks everyone to listening to my presentation and I hope you have a good day.