June 13, 2006

A new novel

Sometimes, story ideas just come to you unexpectedly. Actually, that’s how all my story ideas come to me :p I had been thinking about the fact that I haven’t done enough writing recently (except for the editing and blogging) and thinking about how I was going to get back into the habit of writing daily. Writing my second novel, "Basement of the Universe" had kind of stalled for a few of reasons: 1) "Basement" ties into my first novel, "Honest, the Martian Ate Your Dog" and so I want to know if "Honest" goes anywhere before I actually get going on a series of six books tied to "Honest" :p 2) "Basement" itself spawns two other novels (at least) and I’m not sure how it all ties in together yet 3) "Basement" has been written (and re-written) in at least three or four different forms so far and I’m a bit confused as to where it goes now :p

So, I was wondering what I was going to get started on writing next when the idea struck. Well, it literally did since I was in the shower and it hit me on the head like the water coming down from the shower nozzle :p I was simply contemplating a movie that we’d watched and was expanding the story as I normally do when it took a direction which really fits in with my style of writing. So I began thinking further and it all started falling into place – the other characters, the locale and so on and I realized that I could actually place this story in the same universe as "Honest" and "Basement" and that some of the characters who are to be introduced in "Basement" can be used here as well. I’m not sure at the moment as to where in the overall scheme of things this story will be. If it’s going to be a prequel to "Basement" or a sequel but the story itself is taking place pretty well and I’m already into scene two :) So let’s see where this one goes …

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