So, stop me if you’ve heard this one before, or if it has ever happened to you.
I wanted to put my NaNoWriMo planning to the side to avoid burnout, and I planned to write a short story to pass the time and hone my skills. That 1,000 word short story has turned into a full length book!
The plot started off simple and the more I thought about it the more I wanted to do with it. Then my basic characters that only needed to have enough depth for a short story started showing me an entire life’s worth of back story and motives.
Now I’m scared I won’t have this story done before November and will have to try it finish it, either along with my NaNo story or sometime in January when the NaNo story is completed.
What kind of mess did I get myself into? Have any of you ever started a short story in hopes of passing time before starting a bigger project, only to have that story become big on its own?
Have you ever stopped writing a story to work on another project, then gotten back to the first story months later? How did that end up for the first story?
Oh well, I’m at least having fun writing this one for now.
Until next time…