Has anyone else ever struggled with the issue of having too many
ideas for writing? I feel like this is a very specific type of writer's block. Or at least a related issue. It doesn't seem like it should be a problem, but I find myself often struggling to get anything finished for this reason. It usually takes one of three forms (and sometimes all three!):
1) I get so many ideas for directions to take that I can't figure out where to start
2) I finally make a decision and then halfway through I get distracted by an earlier or different idea
3) I'm so excited about the direction I've chosen for a topic that I just keep writing and writing and writing...and then it's way too long.
The first one is the issue I run into most often these days. I just have so many ideas warring for attention in my poor little brain that I freeze up. And then if I run into any sort of snag with the angle I've "settled" on, then I become certain that I made the wrong choice and I jump back to my brainstorming list. The third one...well, let's just say that I never had a problem reaching the minimum words required on my essays in school.
How about you guys? Do you ever get overwhelmed by your own stormy brain? :)