(Listening to - Nothing. Needs concentrations while I plan.)
Soooo, how about that weather, eh?
Yeah, so... um...
Oh! I know something that's mildly interesting!
Thanks to Nikelbee on Twitter (link to her site), I tried something new with the planning of this sci-fi I'm working on and it's really helped.
She suggested that I pose myself a bunch of questions about the characters/story etc, then answer try and answer them in the hope that it'd fire a few synapses and help me build the story. It worked!
The story is still coming slower than I'd like (new genre combined with brain-crazies), but thanks to Niki's idea, I've made several important decisions regarding the direction.
I hope to get the majority of the story worked out tonight, then outlined by tomorrow night.
PS. If anyone's suggested a similar idea to me in the past, I apologise for not having faith in ya. ;-)