I'm halfway through with my novel - and that's good reason for me to be excited, since I've been told it's good by a couple of already published authors, and one of them isn't even a fantasy writer.
The neat part about being halfway through is that I now know where it's trying to go completely. However, I had no idea it would be this difficult.
When I started writing this novel, I had several short stories under my belt, but it had not prepared me for this. I even had a plan for the book itself, what I wanted to do and show people. But now, now there's no need to do the things the characters had been originally slated to do. In fact, it turned from a milieu/event story into a dark-yet-uplifting character story so gradually I hadn't even noticed.
Now, to show off all these cool places, I need at least two more plotlines and thus two more novels. This is simple, however - the stories needn’t all be about the same group of heroes, though I would like to explore Nick and Lisa’s relationship a bit more, and Bea’s reactions to an amnesiac Ann, and how she discovers herself in Annabelle, and all the characterization after the whole Gaia incident.
I guess the difficulty I'm having is just that there's this way cool world out there, and I want to show it off, but I'm a bit worried about losing the character and the heart along the way. Eh. I dunno what to do about that. What do I do? Write a world guide, or something? Work those places into the myriad stories that await the dwellers of this world? Just show off a couple of places somewhere on the net?
(insert witty phrase)