I’m talking again with illustrator Daniel Heard about how to stop your world-building from getting out-of-control.
An excellent example of that problem! New Frontiers
La Malinche (she was Nahua, not Mayan, sorry)
It’s not necessarily bad to make an encyclopedia for your made-up world
Sex with a rain of gold
You could separately google the Enlightenment and Apollo, versus the Romantic movement, Dionysus, and Lovecraft. Or you could just look at this thing.
The universe is incomprehensibly awful
Charles Stross’s Laundry books
Oh my God, what if I’ve forgotten how to write?
Sidelines, by my hero, Lois McMaster Bujold
Writer’s block is a sign that you’ve made a mistake in your previous chapter.
What if this character was the bad-guy?
Just start writing. It may take you somewhere completely different.