Friday, September 15, 2006
Having no friends pays...
After struggling to write 200 words last night on a new idea, I procrastinated to the 'Writing' folder on my computer, where I store everything I've ever written since obtaining a pc for my 16th birthday. I rediscovered a half completed novel that I was working on when I had no friends and hadn't discovered boys (or they hadn't discovered me yet!). I had managed to write just over 40,000 words of it! Life was hard during those teen years, but in terms of writing, I'm now scared I was at my creative peak. It was before NTL and their one million channels, before the internet (well, for me anyway), before I stereotyped myself into some peppy cheerleader to try to become popular. I obviously had a lot more free time back then - come home from school, hang out with my brother, have tea, then write from about 6 - 11pm. Anyway, on a quick perusal of this document, I found that I had left my heroines in the middle of a field, eating oranges. Now I'm thinking perhaps I should go back and actually get them to where they were going again.
Oh, and my new idea? Well, I now have my own Gothic princess to play with... :-)