I haven’t been feeling very inspired recently. I’ve went into hibernation, finding it difficult to put my brain into gear. Then, out of nowhere, came an idea that I am very excited about. I have started writing a new futuristic sci-fi themed erotic novel, which is a huge departure from my usual kind of writing. I have never really been into sci-fi themes, but something about this idea had just gripped me. After toying with several different ideas and themes, none were jumping out at me.
I’m on fire at the moment though, writing as much as I can with my music turned up loud. I find music blocks out all the other thoughts that threaten to invade my working process. My new mantra is “I must stop procrastinating.”. I think I should change it to the less favorable “I must stop being lazy.” because let’s face it, laziness is basically what procrastination is.
Anyway, just a quick blog update to fill the gigantic void of emptiness that this web space has become. I promise I will try to update more often – all I need to do is remember my mantra!
Having managed now to turn off ‘Why This Kolaveri Di?’ for ten minutes and play a different song (Tauba Tauba from the film Kaal – Hindi, this time) I find I am able to concentrate some more on my writing. I have all these ideas, scenes and developments in my plot etc. that I just want to get down as fast as I can. Sometimes my brain won’t play ball, and I get frustrated. Tonight I have decided to chillax, burn some incense (I do that a lot!) and just flippin’ concentrate! I’m working on a tentatively titled “Keepers of the Henge” – a futuristic sci-fi, time-traveller, shape-shifty kind of story. A wee bit of a hodgepodge of ideas that I am hoping will work. It’s not usually a genre I work with, but I’m rather enjoying the challenge.
The primary setting for this one is Ireland. I am from Northern Ireland myself, so this is a country I am more than slightly acquainted with and yet a place I rarely write about in stories. I always remember that Meave Binchey said to ‘write what you know’, but I always shied away from writing about my homeland as it seemed too real to be fictional. I’ve grown out of that phase, and I feel somewhat more comfortable in writing about it now. Watch this space – if I’m lucky, my next book cover will show fields of green!