Here's what happened. Me and my ex girlfriend broke up about 5 months ago. She did something bad and played about with lots of peoples feelings, I subsequently felt like absolute rust and wished for Horrible things to happen to the world. I had a burst of dark emotional writing filled with suffering.
One month ago i met my current girlfriend, and she's lovely and i feel so lucky and happy. Now i have to connect my better emotional plots to the darker ones. I could use them backwards like if the character mets a girl or guy, and is really happy, then the darkness happens. Or the original way.
Or not connect them at all. Thing is they're not literally what happened in my life and may not fit together in the same plot anyway. What a flotsam/jetsam pickle.
Or combine them and make her schizo.
I've been there. My problem is that I'll fill notebooks with the dark shit, and not write a damn thing about the good stuff. I'm too busy enjoying it, I guess.
It depends on how you want your story to go. Does the protagonist pull themselve's from the proverbial muddy depths of despair?
Or does the good life delolve into a downward spiral? OR do the three act good times/bad times/redemption thing. Whatever you do, you've got material to work with, and that's a good start.
I'm thinking downward spiral. Happy endings aren't a natural thing to me. But if the time calls for i dont think i'll mind.
I do like the schizo idea, I know someone just like that.
Happy endings are the best. They are why God invented little Chinese ladies.
I'm thinking, Bad ending which leads to the sequel.
Yeesh. Bad ending from the little Chinese lady = unsightly growths. So you could call volume 1 Drippings. Volume 2 could be It Was Cheaper to Grow My Own Penicillin.
Oooh, the prequel... little Chinese lady turns out being a cagey ladyboy from the Philippines with aloose crack addiction.
I have no idea why asian ladies found themselves on this thread :p
Cue Hangover 2 jokes.
I'm sending a dozen ladyboys to your house, Utah.
"That's why they call it Bangkok, baby!"
I've got a demon in me.