The past several months have been a whirlwind. It all started December 2017 with a proposal from my boyfriend. From there I started the new year in the wedding pre-planning stages. It is now almost May – which means it’s now less than 6 months away. Wow, that scared me when I typed it out. Anyways, it’s May-ish and we’ve got almost everything planned out. Yet there is still a ton to do.
I’m designing our invitations, place settings, and eventually the website once we get that set up. Basically all the printing stuff at the wedding. Good thing I was/am a graphic designer. Still, I’m anxious to get our website up, our engagement photos done and start worrying and working on decorating the hall we’ve rented.
It also means that since December the action of writing anything that isn’t wedding related has taken a back seat to everything else. Which is a little disappointing when you work out that it’s been almost four or five months since I’ve written anything towards the novel I’m working on. Which is a shame, I’ve been trying to re-write my last drafted manuscript, going through and outlining the book again, adding in more character development and details. I’m hoping once this is all over I’ll be able to tackle this draft once and for all.
At the moment, every time I get on my computer my mind is on wedding stuff, searching pintrest, figuring out images for the invitation, looking at webpage designs and templates. I can’t even get my head focused to write book review and movie reviews. Yet this past week – while my fiancé was out of the country on a business trip – I managed to start writing some random scene that had popped into my mind.
Let’s face it. I’m a sucker for the paranormal. As much as I enjoy writing fantasy and sci-fi, somehow anything paranormal I seem to gobble up. TV shows, movies, now even podcasts (Thanks #ATWWD!). So obviously I’m once more diving into a paranormal themed story idea. This time the character felt like it came out of nowhere. Well I guess not. I started a new character on my Star Wars fan site who has a cyber eye – okay… it got that idea from a dystopian novel idea I’m also working on. Anyways… the idea of a main character with a unusual eye starting filtering through my imagination and day dreams until I arrived at this character who has a magical eye. By magical I mean a pentagram in her eye that allows her to see aura’s and ghosts.
I don’t know where this is going to go. But I’m writing one scene where her friend drags her out to a local abandoned mill to test her abilities on camera. It feels great getting back into fictional writing. I’m starting to really like this new character and her friend. I’m hoping part 2 of this story will flow just as well and I can get into trying to write some real suspenseful/horror elements. Everything I try to write suspense it turns out to be more of an adventure style writing… so I’d like this one to try to get more into the thriller and suspense genre – if possible. Once the story is finished I’ll try to post the more polished draft.
Anyways, maybe this dry spell of non-writing just needed a new jump in inspiration to get me back in the swing of things. Something to do to get my mind off of wedding stuff and maybe give me a little bit of hope that I can one day quit my day job and write full-time. (Still hoping I can get away with that when I’m married). Either way, my imagination is just as wild and crazy as ever and I hope one day I’ll be able to share all the random stories that constantly run around in my head.