Yesterday morning I woke up from a dream, and I realised that the dream had an incredible premise. As a result, I found that I desperately had to write about it. This means I’m finally writing again!
It feels good to be writing again. It’s been quite a few months and it’s nice to get back my creativity and lose myself in somebody else’s world for a while. I’ve already written 2500 words and I hope to write more in the days to come.
I don’t know where this idea will lead. I have no concept of whether this will turn out to be a short story, a novella or even a full blown novel. For some reason, I feel like this will be a stand-alone, which is unusual for me since I don’t usually write stand-alones. Perhaps this idea won’t go anywhere at all. But needless to say, I’m excited for the prospect, and I hope that good things come of it!
Also, I’ve read a few books since my Pure Review. I finished Remains Of The Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, which I have to say I enjoyed much more than I thought I would. It was a very real and moving novel, and I’m glad I read Remains Of The Day first instead of his more well known novel, Never Let Me Go. Though saying that, I am planning to read Never Let Me Go soon.
I also read To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf, which I mentioned on my last post Changes In Reading. I’m glad I stuck with it, as I enjoyed it more by the end than I had in the beginning. I think it’s one of those books I’m going to have to read twice to fully appreciate, seeing as the first part had far more significance once I read the second and third parts.
I’m currently reading Catch-22 by Joseph Heller which I picked up from my local library on a whim, and I’m really enjoying it! Hopefully I’ll have read that by the end of the week, and I can get started on The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks.
Have you had any ideas from unexpected places recently? Or, if you haven’t, what are some of your summer reads?