Not so much an update on the NaNoWriMo front – the Real Life Brigade and Real World Events have left me drained, despondent and disappointed. I’m not one to be overtly political (as it’s one of the topics one cannot discuss without a tidal wave of arguments) but things happen in cycles, (lots and lots of) people voted and they chose the candidate who best represented their interests (well, perhaps the interests for a certain demographic). What’s done is done, and there’s no use arguing about it – that’s the beauty of democracy and the foundation of freedom of speech. I disagree with the values and perspectives embraced by those who supported the opposition, but they have a right to have their grievances and voice their opinions.
“Love is love is love is love is love” and will always trump hate and fear mongering. Equality should be for all, and diversity should not be demonized – America was founded on the principles of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”.
The 2016 Election is over, and life (hopefully) will go as is has been before the election.
But I digress.
*hops off soapbox*
With the unexpected (real world) plot twist, a new / old idea has bubbled to the surface, one which I had hoped would not (potentially) become a reality. A variant twist on the post-apocalyptic world story archetype, without the obligatory love angle / triangle, but with hefty doses of mystery, science fiction and (non-sparkly) vampires.
Old School vampires need to take back their place as scary, charismatic (anti) heroes with complex backstories, quasi-redeeming qualities and a sensible wardrobe (to match their majestic castles).
Along with the Real World Events, the Real Life Brigade have returned to the sneaky ways within the Land of Exposition with its introduction of an automated land mind that creates complex conundrums with existential enigmas, wrapped in red velvet.
The Mind Writer will be shelved into the Vault of Interesting Ideas, to be revived at some future date (along with the zillions of other ideas).
If anything, I kinda wish something akin to the mind writer existed so I could churn out more tales (and make plans for the inevitable film / stage adaptation).
Life goes on, and the future is still unwritten.
Time to move onward and upward.