…or the iron is hot, or preferably both, the writer leaps into action and neglects everything but very firm bodily demands.
Of the two things started yesterday, one petered out pretty quickly…it will take a lot of thought to bring it to life. The other, which I thought had nowhere particular to go, has taken over the day, especially this afternoon/evening. I don’t know yet if it will be suitable for the next anthology story I’m supposed to write, but I do know it will be good for something. And it came out of a link on one of the oddball Twitter accounts I follow. I say oddball because Twitter keeps trying to get me to stick to more of X if I have a couple of Xes (“Don’t you want to follow A-Z in category 389.566?”), but who/what I follow on Twitter is distributed across categories. Economics, politics, biology, astronomy, space travel, history, medicine, physics, earth sciences, etc, etc, etc….and these take me interesting places (or I quit following them) and expose me to new stuff. I can’t possibly look at every site behind every link, but every day I look at some of them. Not all give me story ideas (well, they do, but a lot of the story ideas aren’t good ones), but every now and then…lightning strikes the hot iron and it’s time to hammer hard on a story.
Anyway, this story is galloping along (had to stop awhile to rest my hands) and I have hopes it will be an anthology story out sometime next year, like the other one. If not, I’ll put it out myself. It is set in Paksworld, but is not connected to any part of the history or geography I’ve written before. The names are all different. The feel is Paksworld-but-different. At a wild guess, this is somewhere on Aare, but very far away from the part I knew about. (Aare is bigger than I thought? Whee!!!)