On Lighthearted Stories

I have hit a bit of a dry spell in Heavenly Lights. It’s not that I don’t want to work on it anymore– I will definitely finish it within the next year or so, I can guarantee you that–, it’s that I need to experience something a little more simple, a little more lighthearted than it. I have lately been going through a period of boredom not only with writing, but with life itself. I originally blamed it on my circumstances, but I realize now that the only one who can make my life bored is myself. I have been going about my day the same way I went about the day before. As a writer, that is not exactly the best of things. So, I decided that I needed to mix things up a bit. Being at an internship until the end of the year, there is not much I can change about the world around me, but writers don’t always live in the real world. That’s the great thing about being someone who writes stories. We get to create worlds of our own where things will never be the same old, same old. There is potential for things to happen. Sad things, happy things, ridiculous things– there really is no limit to what a writer can create. What am I going to do about that? Read on…

First, I am going to be changing up my reading list. I have been reading epic fantasy and darker novels for some time, and I will continue to do so. But, for now, I am going to make it a point to read some books that are on the lighthearted side of things. This will start off with a reading of the late Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. I had heard of Mr. Pratchett before, but I never really looked into his works until his unfortunate passing. Many friends of mine were quite saddened by it and talked much of how much his works impacted them. As such, I will be reading The Color of Magic, the first book in the Discworld series, in the upcoming weeks. I am looking forward to diving into this crazy world that so many people have come to love.

Secondly, I will be focusing on a different project for the time being. It is a quick, fast-paced sci-fi/fantasy story that has plenty of potential to become a series. It will, hopefully, be a humorous story that will cause people to laugh when they read it. I wrote for a few hours last night, and I am proud of what I have already put down. To be honest, it is a bit of relief to be working on something is a little less heavy than Heavenly Lights for a little while. It could be that this book will be ready to be consumed by readers sooner than Heavenly Lights, but who knows what will happen? I will keep you all updated as I go about writing it and, perhaps, give you all a few teasers along the way.

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