So after I did last week’s post, WordPress notified me that it was actually my 50th one, which just about coincided with the 1 year anniversary of the blog too! Unfortunately, it was a kind of dour post, which is a shame for that kind of milestone. However… I’m here to make up for it with a much more positive one… a new book idea!
For a while now, I’ve kept a list of all the book ideas that I want to make into full stories. It was sitting at a nice, even number of 10, which already felt like a pretty long list of future projects, probably enough to keep me going for years and years! I think it’s comforting to have plenty of options for what to write, so if my mood ever changes, I know there’s plenty of other ideas to work on.
However, 10 definitely felt like enough ideas for a while. Enough to have lots of choices, and definitely enough to keep me very busy. So I haven’t been actively trying to come up with any new stories now for a long time, and once I finished one of those ideas and checked it off the list, I was so happy to be back down to 9, being in single digits felt like I was making real progress towards getting them all done… However, once again, I had another strange dream, showing me a whole new universe and story that I just have to add to the list!
This is now the third time that this has happened, and it seems like dreams are my most consistent (But still random) way of getting new ideas. I quite like this method, because letting my subconscious do all the work takes the pressure off me! Although, it can be difficult to get to a notepad quick enough after you wake up to make sure you write down the dream exactly as you saw it. Thankfully, these weird ‘idea dreams’ seem to linger around in my head a bit longer than regular dreams, which just disappear as soon as I wake up. It’s like my mind is letting me know that I should pay attention and write these ones down!
So, the list is back up to 10 ideas now, which is kind of fitting I suppose- as soon as I finish one, I have another! I also feel like it’s the perfect way to get back into things after my break, like my brain is starting to work again and is telling me it’s ready to get back to writing. I’m really happy about that, because I was so worried that it could take ages to get back into that mood again.
I haven’t decided yet which idea I’ll be trying to properly write next, or if I’ll just focus on the editing of the finished one for now, but either way I’m definitely coming out of my break, which is exciting for me- and hopefully a lot more of an appropriate update for the blog’s one year anniversary!
So this week’s photo prompt is quite frankly gross, but it does pose some interesting questions.
Firstly, why would someone be eating beef jerky in a toilet? Just… why? And secondly, what on Earth is all of that black dust in the sink? Cigarette ash? Did someone enjoy a smoke after their pack of beef jerky in a Morrison’s loo? There’s got to be a (really weird) story behind that… But anyway, thanks for reading!