Bunking Off Again

So tonight I was supposed to write but I realised that I cant start on the story I was going to as I need to put a little thought into it and do a little research, so I bunked off. Do I feel bad skiving two nights in a row? Yes, a little but do what with the amount of hours I’m at the day job, Tracie and I had a full day on Sunday and a lack of sleep at the start of the week I’m not feeling too bad.

Tomorrow night I will begin looking at a story I wrote a couple of years ago which I’ve never felt completely happy with. I’ve always felt it was a story with no home but I’m going to make a few minor tweaks and turn it into a cyberpunk story. When I say cyberpunk I mean I’m going to add a lot of the technology elements into it as I think it will suit the story really well. I’ve not looked at this story for well over a year now so I’m quite looking forward to seeing how it looks with fresh eyes. I’m also interested to see what I make of it as I’ve learnt a lot about the craft of writing in that time. In particular I’m keen to see what I make of the characters.

As for the rest of the evening I’m going to setting in and watch a movie.

Expanding an idea

So last night I thought I had wrapped up a short story. It’s something that my novel writing partner had the original idea but it kind of died. Lately it’s been roaming around my head so a little while ago I started playing with it and last night i finally finished the first draft and sent it to my friend. I thought he’d make a few notes and a second draft would not be far away. As I’ve thought about it today though I’ve found that I think I can expand on the story. The characters have great potential as does the world that we’ve created. It all depends on what my friends thoughts are. I don’t think this could stretch to a novel length story at the moment but I believe that there is not only a bigger story, but a stronger story there. Just got to wait and see what he thinks.