"I'm just going to write because I can't help it."- Charlotte Brontë

Monday, July 2, 2012

Go Figure

So I spent a while this morning doing research and deciding that I couldn't possibly write a steampunk Cthulu story for an anthology with that theme, then went for my daily medicinal walk. Lo and behold, I arrived home a few hours later with the whole of just such a tale in my head - main characters, voice, ending, first line, the lot.

But is it any good? I'm always suspicious when a story comes too easily. Appreciative, but suspicious. Mind you, I've only put down that first line so far (it was inspired by a rack of DVDs in front of a shop I passed - one of the titles was Contagion - crossed with something I then read about 5 minutes later on a community notice board). Possibly actually writing the story will throw up enough roadblocks to make me feel suitably tormented and subsequently less leery of it. :)

But now I really, really need to get writing again soon, rather than just thinking about it all the time. My muse has returned to duty, but alas, my writing oomph is still MIA.


parlance said...

Glad your muse is back.

BTW, just saw a page about an anthology based on Dali. I don't know it it's your sort of thing, but thought I would mention it. (Or you might know about it already.)


Gitte Christensen said...

Thank you very much for the link. I'll take a look at it. You just never know.

Gitte Christensen said...

It looks good. Thank you, I might give it a go. I actually tried to come up with something for their last antho - Suction Cup Dreams - and although I had an idea, it just didn't gel in time. Seeing the TOC just now, I wish I'd made an extra effort to get it done.