Hello everyone. I just signed up today because I suddenly got a spur of the moment idea to write a book. Again. Granted, I only made it about 15 pages in the first book I tried writing and the longest thing I've ever written was about 60-ish pages, I want to try an be a little more careful with this one since I like the plot much more than my past attempts. So basically, it takes place in the near future (or potentially an alternate reality, I don't know yet.) where the concept of Virtual Reality was explored in great detail and a solution was eventually created. In it's current state, the technology is only used for video games and is in the form of ingestible Rx pills/capsules that essentially act as hallucinogens for a fully immerse experience. The pills themselves are not illegal since there is no laws against them as they are fairly new and the government has managed to turn a profit with them by taxing them with each purchase. Just like a drug, those under the effects of the VR pills envision their gaming environment and play it, though to others they simply look dopey, pitiful and completely out of it, some people who play the horror games even freaking out in hysterics. As it progresses, I'd plan a new Rx pill experiment announced that would introduce a "multiplayer" experience by allowing individuals to 'enter' the minds of others to play together. The MC would sign up for this despite the warnings of those around her and eventually issues with the trials ensue. Whenever death occurs while under the effects of the drug (while normally a normal occurrence), the conscience of the departed are etched into the mind of the "host" individual. (Example: If John, Tim and Ryan all took the Rx pills and both Tim and Ryan went into John's mind. Tim kills Ryan as part of the game, Ryan's conscience would be absorbed by John since they are inside of his mind.) Which would slowly but surely lead to Dissociative Identity Disorder (Also known as Multiple Personality Disorder) and then lead unto a whole new internal psychological struggle. As you can probably tell, this is meant to be a relatively dark, distopian like setting (with a tinge of A Brave New World...three cheers for Soma!). While this is the essential summary of my plot, I feel it can be tweaked some. For one, I don't exactly have a notable antagonist to work in -- at least, not a sentient one. You could take the pills to be the antagonist or maybe the people under it's effects though. I also feel as though it may be a bit too complex (or it could just be me). By complex I mean, I would have so much to work with I wouldn't know what to work with and if I were to pick, I'd be picking all the wrong things. And there's also the issue of motivation seeing as the most I've written was almost 30,000 words and those were in many sessions. I would hate to just drop this mid way. Anybody have any good ideas of tackling this?