So are the Days of My Lives.
Right now, life is like one of those ridiculous soap operas (is that redundant?) where it’s just one damn thing after another. Sooner or later, someone is going to get a brain tumor and be written off the show.
But not by me. I haven’t written a word in three weeks (I don’t count the notes I scribble when I think of something brilliant while driving or doing housework). I only finished reading one book last month (Chapter by Chapter, by Heather Sellers), and that was for the IWSG book club, for which I have no time to participate. I am positive that I am the only member of Goodreads with only one book on her shelf because it is One More Thing I do not have time to do. I’m only counting this posting as writing because at least I put some words to paper and hit a deadline. And it pays as well as any of my fiction writing has paid.
I’m not sure how much of this is frustration rather than insecurity. I am going to be writing full-time in the near future (although not nearly “near” enough). I suppose I should just draw up a new timeline, set some goals, and stop kvetching.
Something much more interesting than my whining is this month’s IWSG Question:
What is the weirdest/coolest thing you ever had to research for your story?
Arcology. Weird and cool. I have an unfinished manuscript set in a dystopian near future, in which I wanted to rebuild the city above the poisoned earth. It is not a unique concept, having been utilized in other works, but I wanted to put a twist on it. When I launched my research for this I was completely unaware that Arcology is an actual cult phenomena. I was blown away by the depth and philosophy of the real-world application. My muse sidetracked me with more than one trip down this fascinating backroad.
Many thanks to our awesome co-hosts for this month’s blog hop. Be sure drop in and see what weird/cool thoughts they share today!
and everyone else here!