(Listening to - The Ramones - Today Your Love [Live])
I noticed that I hadn't posted in a week, so I thought I'd post something (and not the Harlequin Horizons thingy, that's been very well covered already, though I'll say I strongly disagree with the new line). Problem is I have no clue what to post about, so I decided to do something off the top of my head.
First of all, a quicky update - I've just handed in my first set of edits (the "pre edits" as Lyrical calls them) to my editor. I now have a little free time in which I can take my head out of Mal and Amy's world, and jam it back into March's world(s) instead.
Right, the meat of the post. Um...
I recently knackered my back quite badly on my brother's rowing machine. More accurately, I knackered my back moving the damn thing. 2 weeks later and I still get aches and the odd stabbing pain in certain positions, though it's a lot better than it was.
This is why I don't do exercise, people!
Ooh, that reminds me! During the short period of time that I walked daily, I found it produced a fair amount of story ideas. Almost as many as a hot shower. So, people, give me your top 5 places/activities for getting ideas!
Mine would be:
1 - Long hot showers.
2 - Walking (for short distances, since I'm unfit).
3 - Bed, usually as I'm drifting off.
4 - Reading. Not all books, but a good few spark ideas.
5 - Watching TV. Fantasy tends to be the biggie.
So, anyway... As I was saying further up, I have a week or two before I get my edits back, so I'll be heading back to Plane Walker for a bit. November was supposed to be NaNoWriMo, but that went out of the window when my edits appeared. Not that I mind; edits beat NaNo in my mind.
I'm sure some people are capable of doing both, but I'm not currenlty one of them.
The first draft of P.W. is coming along quite nicely so far. I'm only 11k into it (out of [ideally] 80k), but the main character is taking shape nicely, and the protagonist and secondary characters are coming along too. The story itself is still hazy in places, but my outlines are always like that at the beginning. They flesh as I write. I've tried rigidly setting out what happens, and I've tried writing without an outline of any sort, and neither work for me. Each to their own, as I say far too much. :-)
Right, that'll do for this trainwreck of a post, methinks. If, for some strange reason, anyone wishes to ask a question, throw it in the comments and I'll answer. Unless it's too personal. Ah, who am I kidding? Nothing's too personal. ;-)