Another week another update on my writing. The past week as been abnormally busy for me, I seem to have been travelling all over so I can’t confess to having focused much on my writing.
Unfortunately this means that a lot of my previous stumbling blocks with chapter three remain unfinished. Don’t worry, as I’ve said before I’m a procrastinator so I’m well used to cutting it fine with deadlines and can confidently assure you that chapter three will be completed to my usual standard by next Thursday.
I believe two weeks ago I mentioned that chapter three would see the introduction of an alien language so I’m sure you’ve concluded it’ll also see the introduction of an alien race. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the limitations of the imagination of the human mind. In choosing to write a science fiction novel I have set my imagination a challenge. Create more than just a world but a universe so different to Earth and humanity that it can be nothing but alien. I often worry that the limits of imagination mean I am only able to create things in terms of how they are similar or different to humans and Earth. Can it truly be alien if it is still comparable to what we consider familiar?
I don’t really have an answer to that. But I do hope chapter three eases us into an otherworldly existence. I have also been pondering genre a bit lately and am planning a blog post in which I attempt to make sense of my opinions on genre soon.
As always, feel free to comment or message me.