I’ve decided to not head to the gym tonight and give my body a bit of a break. In exchange I figured I would do a bit of work. That being said, most of my planning is done for the week, and my grading is actually mostly under control.
I feel that I should celebrate this rare moment in my life with a creative project. The problem with this is that I’m the master of starting projects and never finishing them. While backing up my work onto my flash drive, I realized just how spastic my writing truly is.
So what in the world should I work on?
- Revisions of The War of Fallen Heroes: Book 1 – This is the first fantasy novel I’ve ever managed to finish, and it’s remained fairly stagnant for the last several years. I get a random kick once in a while to do some editing, but normally it just sits there.
- My unnamed NaNoWriMo novel from 2006 – After watching Steven King’s The Stand, I had an idea for a strange story involving the remnants of the human race after a mysterious event destroys much of the world. Each chapter is titled after a song I choose on random from my iPod, and I work the story based on the lyrics and the feel of the song.
- Poetry – I’ve been thinking about perhaps trying to put together a chap book of poetry and selling it online. I’ve had a few poems published, but it would just be neat to put my best works together and see if anyone else out there cares at all.
- The Premonition – The first major piece of writing from way back in high school. It’s gone through so many iterations, yet the story has never been completed. It’s an epic fantasy story involving some rather strange characters of my own design that feels out of the norm of most sword and sorcery.
- My zombified version of the events of the Salem Witch Trials – This year’s NaNoWriMo brought out a strange mix of my love for zombies and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Tituba sits in her jail cell alongside the other accused witches, most of which await the end of the rope. When Marshall Herrick comes to check on the Indian slave woman, he finds her conjuring the dead.
That’s about it! We’ll see what I decide upon. Oh yeah, and of course, a quote:
“In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.
‘Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,’ he told me, ‘just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.'”
– from Chapter 1 of The Great Gatsby