Monday, 11 February 2013

Keep Things Light



Hey all,

So, I had/have been working away at Dreamstate II, and it’s going quite well. I know my world, my characters, my everything—the writing is smooth, and it’s a good deal of fun for me to play with how the characters interact with one another, especially as the younger ones age. Anyways, here’s where today’s story begins, I had finished my writing for the day on… I think it was Thursday? and I was hanging out on my computer before heading to bed. I like to watch a show on netflix or maybe play a few games before crashing—it helps my brain unwind from being revved up on words and writing. That night was a bit different, and I just kept on thinking; it wasn’t about Dreamstate, though, but an entirely new book.

The new book, which very well might never see the light of day, will probably go out under a pen name because it might just be too absurd to exist. It’s, in essence, a comedic parody of the ten billion paranormal/ monster lovin’ romance novels that have popped up in the last few years. I don’t want to spoil any of the weirdness inside by talking about it too much, but I might in the next few weeks if I get around to finishing it up. It doesn’t need to be that long, or that complicated, but to toot my own horn a little bit—it’s funny. I kept waking my girlfriend up when I’d gone to bed because I was laughing at my own ideas before I fell asleep. She was less than pleased at the time, but agreed it was amusing the next day.

Anywho, the point of what I’m saying is that sometimes it’s good to take a break from the more serious projects and work on something stupid or funny. Even if I never end up showing this book to anyone outside my apartment, it’s still a fun little distraction for me to work on when I get frustrated with the Dreamstates, or I need to relax (but still want to write). It’s fun, and that’s something that I sometimes forget should be a part of my work.

On the same topic(ish), this is the first time that I’ve had multiple projects going at the same time. In the past, when I started to work on something else, I completely set the first thing aside, finished the new project, and then went back to the original. It was one or the other, and the other really only ever lasted a few days (mostly for a contest of some sort). I was always afraid that I would lose the world I was working in, and when I came back to the set aside work, I’d have no idea what was going on. I was wrong—it’s amazing how much stuff you brain can keep track of when it wants to.

This seems to be a bit shorter of a post than I usually put out, but I’ve been busy fooling around with side projects and not doing too much else. I have less stories to tell today than I normally do—I’m sure something far more grand will happen by Thursday (it usually does).

-Trevor

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