Monday, 17 September 2018

Creative Monday

Hey everyone! Happy Monday. The week has begun once again and today I have decided to fight off the lure of Mondayitis blues by being a little bit creative!

To start off, I'm working a lot on my fantasy world today. Trying to fill it out and breath more life into the world I am creating. I feel like it'll make writing my novel easier when the world is more fleshed out around my characters. I read that J. R. R. Tolkein did this when he was writing The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. He created the entire world just for himself. Towns that we, the readers, never saw existed, all the people in those towns had names and jobs. He created a living, breathing world inside his own imagination and then walked his characters through that world when writing his novels. I was really inspired by that and so this morning I am working on doing something similar. I'm creating a list of names and jobs and towns and I'm going to fill those towns with people who have jobs, families and lives. Many of these characters will never be seen or heard of but some will make a cameo appearance in my writings and I like the idea that they're a character in their own world.

I'm hoping to get some proper novel writing done this afternoon as well. Flynn is currently down for his morning nap but will soon be waking for lunch. Fingers crossed his goes down for his afternoon nap before the school run so I can get a little bit of time to work on my novel. I've been on chapter nine for ages and barely written anything. NaNoWriMo is fast approaching and I wanted all twelve chapters of the first draft written by November 1st so that I could roughly edit them down and work on either draft 1.5 or 2 during NaNoWriMo. Gotta get a move on to meet my deadline.

Lastly, when Vala gets home from school, we're going to work on her homework. I can't believe i'm saying this but my little girl does actually have homework. She is required to build a rocket using an old soft drink can, a small yogurt tub and a few other bits and pieces. I went out and got what we needed after the school run this morning and I'm really looking forward to helping her build her rocket this afternoon!

Here's hoping keeping creative and productive all days will help keep the negative thoughts I've been having lately at bay. I'm sick and tired of all the stresses of reality at the moment so I'm really just wanting a day where I escape to my own personal fantasy world.

Until next time,
Alli xo


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