I can’t say that the story in “The Beautymaker” has made a revolutionary jump or that I fully know what message I want to bring to the world with “ERG”, but I’ve decided to continue with both stories.
First of all, I read all the notes and mindmaps for “The Beautymaker” and it’s not that bad. The story is not absent. It’s not stunning, but it’s not horrible either. It needs development, but it’s not a hopeless case.
I also feel I truly want to try to work with two parallel projects. I want to see if it helps me. I feel confident enough with both stories to not favor one and leave the other behind.
Now I will take them both to the next stage and start to write an outline.
Outline them my way, without limitations. Find a form that suits me.
Last time I wrote purpose and goals for each scene in this stage, but I don’t think I will do that this time. I’m not sure.
Now I feel I want to write the story in some short form, to get some feeling for what works and what doesn’t. In the end I want more or less a list of scenes needed and their content in raw material.
It’s not only about developing the stories. It is just as much about developing the way I work.
I love to write. I feel a great urge to write. And I want to find a way to do this as much and as splendid as possible.
Screenshot from the game "Uru: Ages Beyond Myst"
showing part of the Eder Kemo Age
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