Are they always flooded with new ideas?
Mr. G and I had a wonderful few days away eating out, relaxing, and buying yet more books. But whilst we were away I had two more novel ideas. Yes. That's ideas number four and five for anyone who is still counting.
I did my best to dismiss the post-apocalyptic and space-opera tales from my mind by making a few hasty notes on my phone. Alas I failed. Over the next three days characters, scenes, and story arcs popped up in the most inconvenient locations. Ever tried making a quick note of something whilst programming a satnav, looking out for a Harvester restaurant, and listening to Mr. G ranting about Bournemouth's seemingly impossible road layout? Not easy, I can tell you. So when we got back Friday I did what all worthy writers would do, I opened up a new Word document and made detailed notes.
Unfortunately, I now have several more people - I mean characters - demanding my attention. There were enough voices in my head already! But I guess that's all part of the profession, along with copious amounts of coffee, eye-strain, carpel tunnel syndrome, and spreading behinds.
Changing the subject, did you know you can now visit the End of the World?
The Worlds End turned out not to be the doom and gloom we've all come to expect, or falling off the edge of the planet into space, but a pub near Weymouth. Who would have guessed it involved a ploughman's lunch and pint of cider? Of course The Muse took it as a sign that I should be writing my post-apocalyptic novel. But when we drove a few hundred yards around the corner and saw The Botany Bay, I just shouted Khaaannnnnn!
So, what's been happening with you over the last seven days?