I was also watching BBC Proms: Seth MacFarlane Sings Sinatra both times I was writing this. Surprised at how much I loved it, so I downloaded BBC iPlayer and downloaded the performance for offline viewing.
So yeah, part one of that was influenced by Till I Die and the second by Undella Town (Autumn/Winter/Spring). Recently I’ve been writing just to keep myself sane as I’ve been in reality waaaay too much recently, if that makes sense. As in, being aware of everything and worrying about it and sometimes I just have to do something about that, but I’m not sure how. Writing helps though.
This time, I decided to try something different; I wanted to try to write the last chapter of a story that didn’t exist, bar the part I was writing. As it turns out, I really am suited to only short stories, as I had trouble making it anything long. I have a tendency to try and compress lots of information inside only a few words. I also seemingly use very little to no similes, which is something I see nearly all authors use. They all manage to have a book’s worth of information that isn’t at all uninteresting. Maybe I could try that, include more information in a scene without leaving it to implications. But it just feels like I’m unravelling everything when I try to do that. I can’t really tell to what degree I’ve done that with this one though, considering I did it across the space of several days.
I was also captivated by Eve within the first half hour. I very much like her as a character. She’s a lot sillier than I thought she would be, too. I wonder what happened with Jackson and his son, and why his son’s there with him. I’d need the rest of the story there, I suppose.
As for dreamlogs, it seems I’m back to normal frequency. I do have a lot of dreams I think about the morning after, but I forget too much before I can sit down and write it down.