I'm at a bit of an impasse. Lately, I've been turning all my attention to writing my novel. However, I've been having a lot of problems trying to plot the story. It really feels like I've got too many ideas for one novel and need to refocus. I'd also like to create a serial character, but the main problem I'm running into is where to start. Do I start with his origin or do I start with him as an experienced monster hunter?
Then the idea of creating a couple of chapter books surfaced and that actually seemed to work as I could create a chapter book of his origin and then one of a mission as an experienced monster hunter.
However, yes another however, I'm also eager to send in an application for the Borderlands Press bootcamp and they require the first two chapters of a novel. Sigh.
I guess I could pull the first two chapters from either of those chapter books to use as my writing sample. And actually, that might just work. The two chapters I send in don't have to be from the novel I want to workshop in the bootcamp. Just have to make sure that those two chapters are the best that I can produce.
Impasse overcomed. Now off to get some writing done!