What the hell happens to every country on the planet that isn’t the US in YA dystopias
I think I read somewhere that they all live happily ever after and just watch in enjoyment as US is destroying themselves.
Haha! I’m sure there are non-US dystopias out there (I haven’t looked - I’m just hopeful). Anyway, I have a book/story in mind for a kind-of dystopian novel set in Europe…so you have that one to look forward to!
The next minute you are researching the average amount of snowfall Edinburgh gets.
or how to kill someone with a piece of barbed wire and a tomato
Or how much force it takes to dent a human skull with a can of Pepsi.
For me, for The Collective and The Partnership, it’s been researching dark-/anti-matter and quantum physics…and I am in no way a scientist! I sometimes wonder why I chose to incorporate such complicated science fiction into my story…and then I remember the ‘fiction’ part and worry less about getting the facts right and more about writing a damn good story instead.
And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!” And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No. This is what’s important.
It seems I can only manage to do one ‘thing’ per day - and since last Monday I’ve sadly had other ‘things’ to do each day, leaving me no time to write.
I’m even rushing to write this so that I can go to sleep because it’s nearly half-midnight.
Mon-Fri, I’m working on a small performance project and evenings are just for eating/cleaning up and getting to bed before midnight. At the weekend, I went away for an audition (I didn’t get it) and stayed with friends, so there was no opportunity to write there. This coming weekend, I predict I will be too busy ‘catching up’ on life that I won’t get any writing done either…but we’ll see.
I definitely wish I could be rich enough to not work, so that I could write every day.
It was difficult. I knew what I wanted to write next but I couldn’t think of a way into it. I had to re-start four times before I got into any kind of flow (I’m not sure you could call 400 words a ‘flow’ but never mind). I think it needs a lot of developing, as well.
Anyway, the good thing is I wrote today.
Chapter Two stats, so far: 752 words and 2.5 pages.
I might not get much done this week - tomorrow I start a four week project ending in a performance on the 8th Feb, so I hope tomorrow doesn’t also begin another writing hiatus! I will try, though.