I'm so fucking stuck, it hurts. Literally. My brain hurts. Like, migraine status. I'm writing a fantasy. If it were up to me, I'd have three books. But I don't know if I'll have enough content to fill them, so I may have to do only two. I've already written the first book. I'm in the editing process. I've already printed it out and read it entirely and made notes as I went. But I noticed some inconsistencies, so I'm trying to work those out now before I continue. The problem is, most of what I need to work out won't be revealed until the next book, which I haven't planned yet. So I decided to mildly start planning out the second book, to make sure I have a solid idea on where it's going, so I can insert clues into the first book. And that's how I became so fucking stuck. Because the inconsistencies that I've found don't seem to have an easy fix. I've asked several people for help (see this thread), but even that hasn't helped me. It's starting to feel like this series will never -- ever -- EVER -- make sense or come together. Anyone have any advice on how I can get unstuck? Obviously talking it out with others doesn't help. Their ideas are so different than mine, so what they suggest just won't fit into my world. My husband is usually the person I talk to about this (he's given me quite a few great ideas), but even he doesn't know how to help me at this point. Backing away from it doesn't help, because then I just forget everything and have to go back through my notes and just get confused all over again. Starting over from scratch isn't an option, because I've already written 102k words, and I really don't feel like taking another three months to do it over again. Help.