Nothing happened

July 26th, 2015

Nothing happened this week, not on the outside, anyway. On the inside it was a week full of excitement and adventure. And uncertainty. And frustration. And occasional moments of ‘Yessssss!’

All of which means that the new series is underway at last. 🙂

I don’t mean I’m writing already. I mean I’m finding my way into the world of the story, making lots of notes in my new notebook, cutting out pictures and glueing them in, digging out my ‘sparks’ folder and reading through all the odd things that have found their way there over the years. Looking for inspiration, for things that will get my imagination working.

My 'sparks' folder

My ‘sparks’ folder

It’s an odd and interesting stage, this. I need to have other things going on, preferably practical things like planning workshops, as a sort of counterbalance. And I have to be careful not to make final decisions too quickly, but to leave everything bubbling along in a sort of creative sludge for as long as possible.

So that’s where I am. In one word. Sludge. But good sludge, not bad sludge. 😉


2 thoughts on “Nothing happened

  1. Irene says:

    I love the sludge stage in any creative endeavor. And i especially love seeing what my gifted creative friends come up with. It’s amazing to watch and be around.

    And now, i cant wait to see what you come up with too! I know there are so many classic books out there i have not read, and so many unusual books on my best friends bookshelf i have not read. But there is something fantastic about waiting for something new from a source you know. The anticipation of it all. I’m excited for you, Lian. And even more so for the rest of us who will enjoy the results of your sludge.

    1. Lian says:

      Thanks Irene. I rather enjoy the sludge stage myself – partly because I can wallow in irresponsibility, reading what I like and telling myself it’s research. 🙂 And the thing is, it’s true. The oddest things set my imagination working.

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