I’m attempting to organize my story ideas again. I tried last year, but was overwhelmed by all the notebooks, slips of paper and computer files. I’m a pack rat when it comes to my writing stuff. 😳
Anyway, I was reading the early notes, outlines and scene ideas I made for my rom com (the story I’m working on now). It’s like reading about a totally different story. My heroine was melodramatic and had stalker tendencies. I had a geriatric villain. And a secondary, who was murdered with a hygiene product.
The current plot of the story has none of those things. My heroine is more paranoid and doesn’t have stalker tendencies. The geriatric villain is now a vague crime syndicate. And the secondary who was murdered has a strong role in the current version and will be in one of the later books.
I am marking stuff (like the geriatric villain) to use for other stories.
How has your story changed since you first started it? How has it stayed the same?