I am quite happy at the moment. I have my new camera, my computer is on order, I have renewed some domains (including this one), been working on websites and playing on Gaia. I can’t wait until the computer arrives, which will be in 8 – 10 days.
I hadn’t mentioned this earlier because I did not want to jinx myself, but I have started writing something. Never before has anything hit me so strongly and so well formed that I felt it was real and the characters, people that had lived in my life. It was a strange circumstance really. I have been plotting ideas for a ‘high school novel’ for a number of months and getting in that mind frame. Gathering all my old high school memorabilia and writing character profiles of people I had known and characters I wanted to be in the mix. Then out of the blue I was in the shower and this idea was born in my mind. The characters, a scene they are in and then everything just unfolded in my mind in a matter of minutes. I was feeling their personalities and even getting emotional about the difficulties they are to face. It was such a strange and amazing sensation. I have been witting bits and pieces about them for a few days. I don’t want to rush myself and burn out, but slow steps to keep my focus on the project and my enthusiasm in tact. I am very excited about this though, it feels like it has something about it that has defiant potential. I just have to stay true to the raw quality of it, and try my hardest to make it communicate clearly and hit the target spot on. Even if I never get it approved to be published I can have something that is my own, and learn great things along the way.