SOMEWHAT IRONICALLY IN light of rounding up WordPress Storytellers I’ve not been writing much recently myself, although I did pen – with an actual pen – a short story this evening (click here for my short stories), but I’m on a bit of a decompression, reading some books and letting my new project Down To Earth simmer at the 40k mark, which I’ll print off and read through next week.
Learning from past mistakes, I am going to edit the first half (the 40k) and iron out a few numerical issues in terms of what is where in the story and I’ll flesh out the plot and characters a bit too. I don’t know if anyone else does this or has done it that way, but it seems like a good idea and gives me a solid foundation to push on and wrap the story up. With the breadth of the story, it’s easy to let it get out of hand a bit so I’m hoping editing will iron out a few kinks, settle my mind, and allow me to write more easily in the second half.
Book wise I’ve been reading Cell by Stephen King (4/5), Crisis Four by Andy McNab (3/5), dipping in and out of the poetic epic of 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Marquez and currently on to Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Phillip. K. Dick, a book I’ve been wanting to read for some time, the novel that Blade Runner is based on, itself an excellent film.
I’ll get around to more frequent blog visits soon. Write on. Blog on!