Jan. 31st, 2012

tewaters: wild horses watching you watch them (horses)
Sooooo, I've been doing the [community profile] inkingitout challenge this year (goal: 200k), and am doing okay despite a bad start, though still not quite optimally.

Most of my available energy has been concentrated on a single project for the last two months, but as that (finally) draws to a close, I find my mind beginning to wander. There's the serial to restart, of course (COUGH), and the sequel to this current project to start planning for, and a few short stories/one novella to be finished, and a potential standalone novel to play with....

And two games to plan/write/code.

This last item is a bit of a conundrum, as the concept for the one I'm more interested in is probably way too ambitious for a more-or-less first time project, and the other one isn't really "story-based". I've been wondering whether or not I should include the ambitious project in my overall word count, though, because that one is story-based. Thus far I've only been counting original prose (I've not had the brain space for fanfic in a while, and if I counted my personal blog/journal posts/research notes this challenge would be way too easy :P). The game material technically falls under this umbrella, but in my head I've been making a distinction between those projects and the projects that are more strictly writing-based.

Which kinda leads into my next point, which is that I'm also torn between wanting to spend time/energy on the things I can (and should) finish (i.e. have something to show for the work) ASAP -- and wanting to noodle around with the game project, which will take a lot more time, money, and commitment before it reaches fruition. I want to do EVERYTHING now. But there's only so much time in the day, and so much energy I can afford. I could work on whatever excites me the most at any given moment, which maximizes productivity but lessens actual (completed) output... or I could focus on getting my work out there and building an audience. Both options have their pros and cons, and it's hard to strike a balance between them.

That said, I'm not sure this would be so much of a problem if only I weren't so impatient! XD

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