Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Busy Bee

It's been a while since I've made an entry.  You might well ask what I've been up to?  You might well ask, indeed.

Well, I haven't been drawing.  I can only effectively focus on one creative task at a time.  No, I've been writing.  Write, write, write.  I've been working on this one story - er, novel really - for several years.  It's set in a mysterious and somewhat shabby hospital.  The patients aren't sure why they're there or why they're being subject to seemingly unnecessary surgeries.  Medical madness abounds.  Intrigues!  Escapes!  Bedpan lickers.  Why, it's fun for the whole family!

It's so big that many times trying to figure out the logistics of what happens when has stymied me.  The thing has pages and pages worth of outlines alone.  So I've frequently left it to work on other things, though I've never abandoned it.  I was moved to pick it up again a few weeks ago, so that's what I've been doing.  But I doubt I'm more than halfway through, so it's still going to be a long time before it's finished.

In other news, the heat wave broke and it rained a little, ending the drought.  The trees have been getting so dry that they've been turning brown and losing leaves.  In a strong wind there were so many leaves flying around it looked like late October.  Very strange weather.


Anonymous said...

A mysterious, shabby hospital? Medical madness? This sounds promising. Obviously it won't be done soon, writing takes time. But I'm glad you're finding time to write.

Yeah, it's hot, although driving home tonight, I really enjoyed the hot breeze whipping through the car. I was going 70 with all the windows down on a dark highway, with the music cranked up and the wind in my hair...and bugs splatting all over the car. Now I have to get it washed.

Please, keep writing.


Anonymous said...

Yay, I remember you mentioning this story years ago and feared it had been abandoned...Best Wishes.