So...i've bitten off way more than I can chew (this is a usual corse of action for me) But my story has just exploded, and I'm having difficulty getting all my ducks in a row.
My series involves three main characters and their reincarnating lives (so while I say three 'characters' when they reincarnate in the next book, they are a whole new character with different feelings, emotions, growth, issues, etc... and only one has the ability to sometimes/in part remember his past lives) so technically I've got a whole bunch of characters running around, over a couple thousand years.
I don't think it's too over complicated, however, as I only focus on two or three characters in one book, at one time, and mostly the story/world/characters evolve and grow as the series goes along, so the reader isn't taking in too much too quickly.
The main character has the ability to 'transfer' his mind into the minds of the other two characters - in his timeline, and in any other live's these characters may have led.
So not only am I dealing with one main timeline with three characters on that timeline, I have an interconnected timeline that interweaves this main character into some parts of the main timeline.
So I've got reincarnation and time travel, and a butt load of characters and backstory to deal with. I know I'm insane, let's not delve into that, I just need some tips and tricks/ideas on how to get it all written down into a series bible and a timeline/outline so that I've got it all laid out.
I've got it all filled away in my head, practically perfectly, I can pull practically 80% of the information about the books with ease. There isn't much I don't know, it's just I'm struggling to write in down in an orderly fashion so I can avoid plot holes, and create consistency when I actually begin writing. - Also, clearly I know ALOT about what is going to happen in the first book, I know my characters and scenes, etc..but in the later books I haven't developed that far enough yet, so while I have a paragraph or two of what the story is about, I still might not know what that characters name is, or much about who they are as a peron.
My aim is to roughly outline and timeline the entire series so I know who and what characters are and where they go and in what story, and which characters crop up in other timelines, etc... it's bogging down my head and heart atm :(
thanks in advance guys for any help at all. I've been googling for ages, but nothing on the internet is helping. I know it's insane, but I'm so focused on this story atm that I don't want to focus on anything else, or try and cut back on my story as the entire series is all interconnected and it's all important.
And if any of you are a mad as I am with complex stories such as above...we need to be friends XD maybe if you have a similar issue with complexity issues, we can start a private chat and maybe help each other out in a bit more detail :)