As I continue to plow ahead with developing my novel, I find myself mulling some of the crazy places I’m finding inspiration. I’m not obsessive fan of the Broadway play “Hamilton” but it definitely inspires me to be as creative as possible with this scifi novel. It’s not going to be your typical scifi novel, to say the least. It’s going to be really creative and, if anything, will hopefully be something like The Matrix in its creativity.
Meanwhile, now that I’ve established that I’m going to use what happened to me with ROKon Magazine as the basis of the first half of the second act, I find myself thinking about how, in real terms, The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind is, in its own way, a scifi movie. I like the idea that in that story romance and scifi get muddled and interesting things happen spring from its novel conceit.
Anyway, I have a lot of work to do. I’m giving myself 200,000 words — because that’s how long The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is — so I have a lot of thinking to do. I have finally managed to come up with some interesting characters and now I have to smash them against each other for dramatic effect.
The issue, of course, is if I can pull this off given how everyone thinks my writing sucks.