I am struggling to finish what i start. I keep finding new ideas….which is awesome. Then I have none that are getting finished because there is me working on new stuff. So i have been making myself work on all of my projects that are in progress. trying to build discipline and actually finish one. If i finish all of these then I will be a hugely published chick…lol. I am afraid I am led by my creativity too often. I avoid the writing prompts so as not to add to the growing list of W.I.P.’s but I still end up with a story idea now and then that smacks me. The newest one came from a discussion with another writer about how I hate to title my stories. She sent me to a random generator for titles. (Thank you) However instead of helping me to title what I already have, It gave me a new avenue to explore. I ended up doing research (yes i have a scary search history….I am a writer. I must explore the random crap that pops into my head.) And writing the first hundred or so words on the story. The only thing I am sure on with that story so far is the Title…
so far my titles for my Wip’s are:
Journeys (A story about a lost individual fighting to survive…with amnesia and while injured)
Elizabeth ( A story about a noblewoman and her ancestors mostly told in journal format)
Last Forever ( a love story about a young girl raising her siblings and struggling to find her way in life)
The Incubus and Ysobel ( a half demon hunting her father and finding herself along the way) * btw this is the new one.
Jhai’s Tale ( a drow assassin and a kobold thief form a unlikely partnership while trying to avoid the temple of Lloth and find her siblings.)
Beyond Focus ( a young girl of fae decent finds herself in the land of the fae and has to adjust to the change that happens in her)
Broken Wastelands ( a post apocalyptic steampunk tale of a girl and her mutant)
Builder’s University ( a scifi story about creatures that eat intellegence…and the university they hide in. And the student who is out to stop them)
And I will eventually do one more (at least) children’s story in the bedtime tales line. (that line are stories I told my daughter and she asked me to write them and publish…)
That story will be Bedtime tales: The princess lost
I have trouble titling my poetry as well, so often in my poetry volumes I list them only by the first line. What about you? Is it hard to title your stories or poems? And what is your inspirations?