So I’m beginning to get things going for writing the next book, I’ve done most of the apparently “responsible” author things like outlines and character sketches and things like that that I didn’t do much of or right away on the last one which turned pretty damn good. In all honestly I’ve already started writing the new one, but issues remain. I KNOW more or less exactly, how I want this book to be laid out, the details I want in it and the storyline and underlying theme or ideas, the emotions. This is going to be a tricky bit of writing I think and will involve multiple flashbacks and multiple points of view and recollections both human and non-human.
I am going to be using as most writers do experiences from my own past, places I have been too, aspects of situations I have been through for my characters in this newest novel for insperation. The issue I’m having that is monstrously frustrating for me is that some the events and things I’m using as inspiration or want to use, happened over a decade ago…and I’m older and I know I’m not remembering them as well as need, want or can….I know there is more there than what I can remember. I do not have any pics from this particular time and just my memories, which are vague and mysterious to me now.
Now the best thing would be for me to repeat or rather relive these events, as best as possible…but that is not in the cards any time soon. I wish in times like this I knew someone who could legitimately hypnotize me so I can recall these things better than I am able too. I know how the human brain works and I know they are still there somewhere. I do not want to take 3 years to write this next novel like it took me to write the last one….
…so for now I sit frustrated and reading a Russian novel for class