Stopping to think ain’t so bad. Also BEER!


So I’ve been reading Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys and drinking delicious Czech style Far North Queensland beery goodness. He somehow makes a story about a spider god’s dumpy son into a fate-of-the-world battle of wits. Made me wonder if I could up the stakes a bit in Last Resort, and yup: sure can. Don’t need to change much, just tweak it slightly, and suddenly the Big-Bad just got a lot more believable AND scary. It also ties this book into the over-arching series a bit more.

So, my point: not being able to do a lot of writing for a few days can sometimes be a good thing… provided that you still have your brain on the job. And tasty tropical beer.

Best regards,

About D.R.Sylvester

A Clinical Research Associate by day (google it), writer by night, D.R.Sylvester lives in Sydney, Australia with his patissiere wife and Siberian Wolf. His interests include travel, music (predominantly Metal), reading, & archery.
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6 Responses to Stopping to think ain’t so bad. Also BEER!

  1. Millie Ho says:

    Hear hear! A holiday can give you a new perspective on a lot of things in a work-in-progress novel. Some of which can be used. : )

  2. I think it was Hemingway that said something like, “Write drunk, edit sober.” XD I think being away from your story a bit can give you some new perspective because you aren’t as close to it. And the beer may have helped, lol.

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