Today, I wanted to write a post on escapism and imagination (did the title give that away? No way!) I started working on this post as I do all blog posts, by groping around the edge of the idea I want to write about, with all the skill and savoir-faire of a teenage boy on prom night.
I wanted to find a way to communicate just how important imagination is, how much we all (big and small) need to escape to the imaginary places that we or others have created.
As ever I was far more eloquent in my head when I was busy imagining said post (if only reality would catch up to my imagination, I’d be a literary goddess) – when it was time to perform, I found my powers of expression somewhat lacking. Luckily, we live in a digital age, where the Internet rules supreme and has the answer to everything. It gave me this Calvin and Hobbes strip. Breathtakingly simple as always: the sadness of a life without imagination, with a little side of commentary on the current tendency to throw medication at everything (pin it).
Like all good stories this has a good ending (pin it):
Hope you guys all have a week full of imagination and stories!
Quick Mid-week ROW80 update:
I have written detailed characters worksheets for the MC and 4 other characters and have done a good chunk of research on the City setup. I’ve got a basic idea for my currency system although that still needs work.
Hamlet is finished (post on this coming up), and I’m just over a third of the way through Gulliver’s Travels. I’m starting to find Gulliver a bit priggish and full of himself, to be honest, although I’m loving his adventures.
The email is a little more under control now – let’s see how long I can keep it up though!
I’ve actually added a new goal for myself, and that is to write 2,000 words a day on another project. I’m feeling a bit rusty as far as writing goes now that I’m spending so much time on research / worldbuilding etc. So I’m going to write a little bit each day on extending the following piece of Flash Fiction. I had so much fun writing it (it’s a first draft by the way and very rough still – don’t judge me on that!) that I wanted to actually dig further into the story. I have no structure, no outline, absolutely no idea of backdrop or backstory, so we’ll see where that goes. It’s more to keep me writing daily than anything else, but I also think there’s a story in there, I have enough ideas in my head already.