As I write my latest novel I am feeling a new excitement for writing. Of course I’m always happy to write but this time it’s a new beginning. There is something very refreshing about writing with completely new characters in a new setting, unrelated to that of the Sky Stone series.
‘Nexus’ (I believe I will call it) is a novel set in future Earth where the human race is slowly dying out as Mother Earth’s task force, The Animus, set out to destroy them. Well most of them, some of the Anima want to save the human race and hence make contracts with the humans. This contract increases the Contractors core strengths, be it physical strength, speed, agility, etc.
One of the best parts about writing in the fantasy genre is that you have the opportunity to create new concepts which do not exist in real life. This is even more so when you write in a futuristic setting, because… well… the future hasn’t happened yet. So I can write about absurd ideas which seem plausible in the future.
One such idea is how to produce infinite sustainable energy. I felt like some sort of genius when I actually came up with a method. I won’t lie, I might have fantasized about it becoming reality. With my understanding of physics I believe spinning magnets could produce sustainable energy.
‘Nexus’ is still very much a work in progress. It feels like every idea ends up revamped or changed completely. Even so, I feel that I am entering a new era in my writing life. I can’t wait to see where these characters lead me!
Do you have any new writing projects underway? Please tell me about them in the comments below.
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A Writer's Tale
Scarlett Van Dijk
Writer of young adult, fantasy series, the Sky Stone series, poetry and short stories.
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