Getting away for a while can be great for the creative juices.
I am home again safely! Scotland was beautiful, and I shared a lot of lovely countryside and interesting historical spots in a very short time with my family. In addition to that, my brain was thoroughly refreshed and stimulated. Between the interesting things that I saw, and the time spent not even thinking about doing any work of any kind, I am now ready and eager to dive back into writing, both for school and for myself.
I’ve had perhaps half a dozen new ideas for stories over the past week. Most of them are set in Scotland, or land like the Highlands. I’ve also had an inspiration for Out of The Library and its world, which I will begin implementing sometime soon as I begin to feel my way toward the first rewrite of that particular work. For the most part, however, I am simply writing my ideas down in my handy writing notebook. There they will probably languish as I slowly make my way through the ideas the notebook has and will contain until my brain is less consumed with writing academic papers.
Meanwhile, I began writing another short story as soon as I settled back into my desk at home. The story features Aurelia, the dragon narrator from Out of the Library, in her younger days and explains the tragic death of her father while she was quite young. Hopefully, I can publish the short story somewhere in the next few months.
Tomorrow, the vacation ends, and I settle in to write my first Classics paper. For tonight, I pretend I have a little more freedom, and I plan to write all evening while my brain is fresh.
Thought for the Week: “The snowdrop and primrose our woodlands adorn, and violets bathe in the wet o’ the morn.” Robert Burns
Currently Reading: Red Land, Black Land by Barbara Mertz