Challenge, Day 2

I wrote another one today, but I like it less than yesterday’s, and since I was informed that I was off to a weak start for yesterday’s poem (he was right, but I still thought it was mildly amusing), I decided not to put it up here.

No, really, I haven’t let one critical comment keep me from posting, the one I wrote today was some real shite.

And that’s not necessarily an uncommon occurrence. When I’m writing every day, I try to crank out at least one poem, preferable two, or at least 1,000 words on my new novel project. Yeah, I started another novel. This one’s tougher, because it’s a slower start, but I think I’m figuring out where I want it to go. The root problem I’m having is that I’m writing the beginning, but I’m currently much more interested in the middle, so I may break down and write the middle as a stand-alone story and come back to the beginning later. As if that made any sense.

Basically, the premise is that the big nuclear war has finally hit, but the majority of the damage to the world’s infrastructure was done by EMPs, not the actual nukes. Which makes a type of sense, if you think about it, an EMP would disable all the computers in the area, and if enough of them happened, the world. So that’s the concept, that computers, and anything that uses a computer chip anywhere in it, are cooked. So with the demise of technology, magic can make a return to the world, and does. So the limited survivors have to not only deal with a world that is completely different from anything they’ve ever thought about, but now they have to deal with people that can manipulate the laws of the natural world, too.

I have been known to read a fantasy or science fiction novel on occasion. Like all the time.

So that’s what I’m working on, and I’m only a couple thousand words into it, so I’ll let you know how it goes. I’m not likely to publish it here like I did Choices (which I think has a new working title of I Made the Devil Do It), but if you’re interested, email me and I’ll shoot you updates.

Oh yeah, and I have a reading tomorrow afternoon in Salisbury, so if you’re local come check it out!

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2 thoughts on “Challenge, Day 2

  1. Unfortunately, John, you did allow one critical comment keep you from posting on day 2. Criticism is an opinion, everyone has one and I think you know where I’m going with that. Creativity is only weak when you become to weak to share it. Over-share on bro.

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