I was just clearing out my phone, because I’d synched it with my internet address book which caused my phone to have a million double entries and midway through deleting names, I came accross somone who has passed away.
It’s odd they passed away over a year ago but I’ve been reticent to remove thier number from my phone. It’s possible that in some weird way keeping them in my phone book meant that they weren’t dead, which is nonsense, but still I’ve not wanted to delete that number that I’ll never, ever phone again.
Now I’ve deleted it I feel a little guilty because it’s like I’ve destroyed a piece of my memory of them.
It’s a little weird…
I’ve signed up to do a NaNoWriMo… Jeepers… I’ve always wanted to do one, but I’ve never been bothered. This year I know a few people who are joining in, and I’ve convinced Annabel to do it, so she’s forcing me to suffer as well.
I’m not yet decided on what I’m going to write about, I’ve got a couple of plots bouncing around my head.
One is a Near future story about a regular guy who get recruited to an MI7 like organization because he is the spitting image of one of thier agents who goes rogue and they need him becuase their agent was about to crack a case of some kind. The idea that is gestating in my head is kind of Jennifer Government meets James Bond with a hint of I guess maybe Snow Crash…
Another is based on a dream I had a few months ago, about a group of astronauts who are sent to space on to participate in some research on keeping people in stasis aboard a space station. They Awaken to discover that for some reason they weren’t woken up on time but several tens/hundreds of years later. The world has been depopulated, the space station is for all they know the last bastion of humanity, except the only people on the station have reverted to a tribal culture who shun technology and worship the ships computer, which has delusions of granduer… So I guess it’s Red Dwarf meets 2001 – A Space Odyssey.
I have a third idea for a childrens book involving pirates, but I’m saving that because It might actually ammount to something… Besides pirates are in fashion now, so I cant write about them
Everything starts somewhere…