Category Archives: Ideas

Too Many Ideas, Not Enough Time

There are days I wish that I didn’t have to sleep.  Like everyday.

The problem is that I never seem to get enough writing done; between the everyday rigmarole of living, poor work ethic and sleeping I just seem to run out of time.  Those extra few hours I could use if I didn’t have to use them to sleep would be so handy.

I’d love to be one of those prolific writers who can whip out a novel in three weeks.  I know I have it in me, I just seem to lack the willpower to do it.

As it is I’m only slowly getting through the current projects on my plate without even starting the new ones I’d like to do.  There is Novella Three of Braeden Wolf, as well as the ongoing short story serial The Blood Games, plus the novels/novellas/short stories of my real ego (yes, Ash Stirling is a nom de plume – wasn’t that obvious?)  And then I also want to get started on the Vikings on Mars idea, plus hack out a sci-fi soap opera style series, inspired as I have been by playing Mass Effect recently.

I really need to sit down, knuckle down and just write, ignoring everything.  Like twitter, email, forums, youtube, etc and so on.

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A Misread Tweet Sparks a Story Idea

So there i was half paying attention to twitter when I misread a tweet.

@geekwithsoul posted; Viking Found Organics on Mars, Experiment Confirms http://bit.ly/eXUZ8H < I wish Carl Sagan could've known this 😦

I misread it as Vikings Found Organics on Mars at first and this wild idea for a story jumped at me, of Lars Skullcrusher, Inga Larsdottir, Magnus Magnussen, Sven the Red and Hammar the Hammer tooling around in space in a magic Longship given to them by Thor – named Thor's Hammer of course – battling Martians from Mars.

I am so going to have to write that now.