Has a long talk with a friend ever made you realize you are very stupid?
"You need to start over at the beginning."
me: "I don't even know where that is."
"All you've been doing is writing chapters for the book you want to write but can't see."
"All the short stories you've been writing because you have writers block are just parts of the big story you want to write. So write it."
me: "Oh. I'll still need a beginning."
"Pick one. Doesn't matter. You can change it later."
So I picked one.
There's a little excerpt in the beginning from an unpublished story about the Josh Martin human that becomes the Food Universe Jasher. I'm going to start writing a story here in chapters called simply:
I've never written that story. I always start some other time. The story needs to start when Josh Martin accidentally wins the Jasher Personality War and becomes the final Jasher. From there, I'll dip into the origin of original Jasher, and how the Multiverse Shell works. Talking to a friend for a few hours, and it all just started falling into place. I'm going to take my time with it. Too many times with this I permanently timestamp the creation with too much needless convention. I've learned to avoid that from writing short stories.
I'll number the chapters, and put a link to the story start in each one.