So tonight, the writing mood takes me…strange as it is though I am devoid of ideas, you may think this odd (as I do) for there are so many worlds, time periods, characters, perspectives, writing styles….etc, etc to choose from, how can I fail to find an idea?
This, it has to be said, is the very point, I cannot devote myself to one thing long enough without my mind wandering to all the vast cornucopia of unexplored ideas. Those of you who have been around this page of the web for a while will probably know that I bounce around topics a lot, forming obscure links between random people and things and constantly setting off new trains of thought and this is distracting, like eating a burger and wondering which mouthful contains the horse.
Perhaps that is something I could use but would be ambitious to say the least, as would a fantasy world, although the scope for inventing your own world is mammoth, the fine line of making it interesting and fairly original or at least non cliché, whilst simultaneously introducing the reader to the rules of the created world, is often a tricky one, well based on some of the stuff I have read in my time anyway.
Then there are short stories, of which I attempted one this year that became full blown and then forgotten about. Back to basics may have to be my approach in that regard, although I would love to be inspired enough to do a full length novel, something layered, possibly in the genre of magical realism like Italo Calvino or Umberto Eco for example although to be that good would be a monumental edifice of a challenge.
So what does this leave me with, perhaps writing more of the Fairground Prologue that hasn’t evolved despite my promises, I think some heavy duty planning and characterisation should be in order before I move on that. All in all I think I am on the right path, replace zeal with quiet thirst and start slow and perhaps I will have something noteworthy soon with which to place upon these not so hallowed pages.
Anyway this is just a random post and I have no idea what I was aiming to achieve or indeed say, sometimes it is just nice to talk. Take what you will, if anything from this and maybe I will do some sort of proper critique of something soon. If you can’t sum something up easily, your aims are to diffuse, these words I don’t live by but I like to think one day they might come in handy….