Well, August is over and with it goes the craziness I had while preparing for two shows. The choir production was performed last Saturday and went splendidly, so now I only have Guys and Dolls to prepare for at the end of this month, which means I will hopefully be able to dedicate some more time to writing. A few weeks ago I was whining on my LiveJournal about wanting to write but not having the time, and staring at a blank piece of paper/screen whenever I try.
However, this week I have so far written a little over 1000 words of a short story set within my novel’s universe (some time after the novel’s end, though). I think I might have mentioned in a previous post that I had created a pantheon of gods for one of the countries in my novel and that I now wanted to write about them. Well, that is essentially what I have done, except I have also involved my main characters as well. The two countries in my novel have a bit of a science (Dodgos) vs. religion (Trilvain) thing going on with each other, and I guess this little piece sort of draws on my own views of that debate, namely that the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive. I haven’t quite finished writing yet, but hopefully over the next few days that will happen… I don’t really know what I’m going to do with it, I guess I will just keep it tucked away until the novel itself is completed.
I’ve also been reading a fair bit lately, though a lot of that has been graphic novels, which are much quicker to get through. I’ve now finally read V For Vendetta (preferred the movie, but I saw the movie first and loved it so much I was always going to be biased) and also the first four volumes of Joe Hill’s Locke and Key series. I’m waiting for my local comic shop to restock Volume 5, since Volume 4 ended on a rather epic cliffhanger. I also reread Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and funnily enough, it seemed a lot shorter than it did when I was ten. I basically finished it over two lunch breaks. I realised Alice is quite a whingey, rude character and didn’t like her much. Though I suppose if it’s all in her head, she’s allowed to a bit.
Anyway, that about brings you up to date with me. It’s bedtime in my time zone now, so I shall catch up with you all in the morning! Happy Wednesday!