Ok, so I've never done one of these journal entries before, so I thought I'd give it a shot. To the few of you actually watching me, you know I'm a writer. And I mostly do poetry, right? Wrong. Well, sort of. I have more finished poems than I do any kind of prose, but I want to primarily write short stories and novels. Yeah, I've written some short stories, but the ratio of finished work to ideas in my head is way off.
And that's a part of the problem. I can come up with ideas in my head and plan them out in complex, intricate detail, but I still have very few of them finished. I came up with an idea for a series of novels about young superheroes back in tenth grade, and if you asked me today I could probably tell you the overarching plot and all the little details, character bios and the fictional history and science of that world. But very little written work other than a few notes on my computer. And there's dozens of examples of stuff like that.
So I had an idea that I thought might help. I could post on here, me essentially explaining ideas for novels, movies, even a couple cool video games. I see the benefits as being: 1) I have a written document so even if I do forget details I'll have them somewhere. 2) I could get feedback from you guys on them. 3) Since, like I said, most of the ideas are in my head it might be hard for me to determine what's a good idea and what's a bad one, so writing it out would help with that. However, potential cons are: 1) Would this just enable my habit of not flushing out my ideas more? 2) Would this method of putting my ideas out there leave me vulnerable to getting ripped off?
I really appreciate the small fan base I've accumulated since joining DA. So please, tell me what you guys think.