But I'm finding it hard to concentrate today because I feel this is the week I finally conquer this new satire manuscript I've been working on. For a while I was asking myself, what is celebrity and why is it so important? Mostly I was asking why is there such stress put on people to achieve some sort of notoriety while the world still considers them kids.
I can't begin to even count how many of my friends (older and younger) who are looking to the age of 30 like it's a death sentence. The way they dread that birthday sounds like they're counting down to Armageddon.
That's where the main focus of this manuscript came from. I started by imagining what sort of punishment I could create for someone who failed to find their calling by the time they were 30 (or failed to become an influencer in a field they were passionate about) and started building the world out from that.
The place I created turned out to be an Asylum, which separated the world of those living a celebrity lifestyle and a world of savages who failed to do so and were therefore ostracized from society.
Well, it's been a long journey and I am excited to say I think the rough draft will be done THIS WEEK! What was supposed to be only a short 50k manuscript to occupy my summer in between editing and the Lost in the Clouds release, has turned into a 100k word three part adventure.
The editing process is going to be rough, but I'm so excited to finish this draft and maybe get the final copy out by the start of 2018.