Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Interviews & Time Travel (writing wherever whenever)

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With a busy treatment and hospital schedule I've had to try and fit in writing wherever and whenever I can.

Last week whilst captive in the hyperbaric oxygen chamber I conducted daily interviews with the female protagonist from the series of books I am working on. She was quite happy to join me inside the noisy metal dome. Nobody at the centre seemed to notice the chamber's extra occupant which is a good job because I forgot to sign her in. Considering the sci-fi images this treatment conjures I thought it would be easy enough to travel into the future and meet her as she may be at the end of the series of novels. I thought this may help provide retrospective insights into the character and her life.

I considered mentioning to the centre that their hyperbaric chambers can also be used for time travel and for bringing a fictional character to life. But I worry that my treatment may be withdrawn whilst they ascertain the level of mental strain the pressurised environment is causing.

This week in the chamber I've tried an exercise entitled 'Upside Down' which brought about ideas such as: fire breathing polar bears (an image I quite like and may use). I've also met a curious old lady in a clearing in the middle of a pine forest. She had lots of wonderful things to tell me. She may also feature in future fiction projects.

I've also started playing the piano again. Just scales because I can't read the music well enough yet. However, my idea is that it will exercise my battered brain and encourage my coordination. But it is fair to mention I didn't take the piano into the hyperbaric chamber - I would have but there wasn't the room in the car or the chamber. Never mind.

Oh and yesterday I did do some dancing. It was only my right leg which seemed to be moving to an inaudible irregular beat and wouldn't stop when I asked it to politely stay still. I'm calling it my disco leg. Disco leg is all partied out today though and I'm having to drag it around like a reluctant child who doesn't wish to accompany you on the weekly shop.

So there it is: I am trying to write wherever and whenever I am able to. I'm still not able to read much and struggle with the computer but I am definitely on the up. (touch wood) Hurrah! Hope you're all are okay. I'll try to stop by your blogs as soon as I can manage it.

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4 comments:

  1. I think all that intense O2 is doing peculiar things to your little grey cells! Great that you are improving daily and that the inspiration keeps flowing. I have managed to completely redesign my blog and chnage three character names this past week!!
    See you soon mate
    M
    x

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  2. What a lovely post - you made me giggle.

    I hope you're on the up!

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  3. Love it.

    I think writers are so lucky to have such vivid imaginations and be able to make the most of any still time to go into another world.

    Glad to hear you're on top of everything. x

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  4. Michelle - I am loving your new blog.

    JJ & Debs - thanks. I am hopefully on the up. Although I am pushing my luck, head & eyes today using the computer too much.

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