The Inspiration Bug

Terry Pratchett had this idea that inspiration passed constantly through the universe as a stream of particles which would, occasionally, interact with a mind. Some people, unfortunately for them, have denser brains or something and inspiratons (I just made that up) interact with them more often. That’s how I’m feeling at the moment.

Reality Hack is on hold; I didn’t think I’d take it to a full draft right now, but I’ve called a halt while I work out where I’m going with it. Good start, but it needs some careful though or it’s going to go off on a tangent.

Besides, last weekend while I was putting Ugly out I had this inspiraton smack me in the brain and now I’m writing High Fantasy (or as high as I get anyway). I mean it’s got dragons in it! No idea when that one’s going to see daylight, or if it ever will, but it’s got some cool stuff and I actually do know where I want it to go. Bit epic for me, but we’ll see what happens.

Except that I really have to sit down and write the next Aneka Jansen book soon if I’m going to get it out before Christmas like I promised. I am, however, happy to be doing some random stuff before then. It helps stop me going funny.

Funnier. Sorry, yeah, it helps stop me going funnier.

The Pirate and the Fantasy Floozy

This is how my fevered mind works, okay? I had these gorgeous outfits, but you really wouldn’t be seeing Ceri or Lily wearing them. I mean, they belong in a classic fantasy story, right? Elves, knights, some guy with biceps four times larger than his brain swinging a greatsword like a butterkinfe. Yeah, that’s the kind of thing.

But… I actually have a plotline worked out which could see the girls dressed like this. Because I’m that strange. It is amazing what can suddenly give you some clever, off-the-wall, but potentially interesting, idea for a story. It may never get written, but the picture is worth it.

Oh, Ceri is wondering how come Lily got the cool pirate outfit and she’s dressed as some sort of fantasy hooker.

Larger version over at DeviantArt:

And if anyone has any weird inspirational sources, post them.