Have some music while you read.
Last night I couldn’t sleep. It may have more to do with the large about of tasty pub food I had consumed earlier than any residual jet lag. A slab of Brussels Paté for starter followed by a huge pile of breaded Whitby Scampi. Accompanied by a pint of Double Dragon. Delicious. My stomach hurt for more than half the night though. That, and despite feeling exhausted from reading through my old notebooks, I still felt like I had more to do.
I took advantage of my restlessness and gave in to the urge to keep reading. Between the day and night I found some great notes regarding both Hermes 925 and The City of Gate amongst all the stressed induced journal entries. I also discovered that I’ve been feeling homesick for quite some time. In 2009 I was writing about packing it in and coming home.
There’s even some other stories in here. Like ‘Charlie’, a little girl with a monstrous invisible friend that protects her from bullies and curious adults. ‘Time Chain’ in which the protagonist in the 1950’s begins to see technology from our time, and soon receives a set of instructions on how to build his own time-machine. Some of the older notes are missing, leaving me with references to ideas I don’t fully remember. I have absolutely no idea what ‘Mr Johns’ was about, all I have is the working title. Some day it may come back to me.
I still have a lot to work with, especially since I mean to use even my real-life journal entries to remind me what it was like to be in a relationship that questioned and undermined my perception of self and the world. It’s exactly the kind of relationship that I intend to put the protagonist through for Hermes 925. It’s sometimes a difficult read, looking over entries I wrote while I was still with her. When every day was a struggle to keep her from leaving me. When I felt like nothing I did could make her happy.
So with that said I’ve got a lot of writing to do today. So check the Hermes and Chronicles sections of the website for new pages over the next few days. I’m going to go back to the notes now, to figure out where to start! 🙂
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