The story behind my current project was conceived during my freshman year of high school in a boring history classroom when I wasn’t paying attention to our teacher’s lecture and completely consumed with boredom. I created characters, a setting, a plot, antagonists, but not much else happened with the project. For years I did nothing with anything, allowing my pile of stories and ideas to pile up half-hazardly inside my mind. It was only last year that I actually started to try and organize everything. I listed my stories jotting down more every once in awhile as they came back to me. I began to summarize each story in a binder, highlighting which ones were series, comics, a single novel, and other things such as collections of poetry or plays. Since then the list of summaries had filled a 22page word document and the funny thing is its still nowhere close to being done. I kept adding new stories to the list as I went along, the past two years being the most productive in conceiving story ideas.
I made a silly little (gigantic) board of envelopes to place little notes of info about my stories in, character profiles, chapters, summaries, and other things. It’s kind of cute mostly tacky and a complete waste of time though since I mostly use my computer file and it’s too big to cart around. I just thought you all should know how weird I can be when I try to organize my crap.