Looking for Darkness

 I want to wander through a story thick and dripping with an almost claustrophobic atmosphere. I realised that, while my writing is going well at the moment – the story is opening up, the characters are developing –  one of the most important elements still needs some serious development.  Surveillance Dystopia Currently, the atmosphere is almost non-existent. It is there, and of course this needs time to develop, but if this is some dystopian society on the brink, where is the pain, the suffering, the need for change, revolt and revolution?  

I want you to feel like you are living in a fish tank. I want you to see the camera watching your every move. I want you to know that they know exactly where you are. They even know what you’re going to do before you even think about it. I want you to feel that.

5000 Words … and We’re Rolling!

I never thought that milestones would be so important. As I progress, it is not so much just the number of words that is exciting me, it is how I feel like I’m getting better with every page I write. On top of that, I knew when I “finished” composting that the skeleton for the story was tight. Now I’m just watching it unfold and all the parts falling into place. I just wish I had more time to write. At the moment it is maybe one day a week that I can put in.

Starting to map out the feel of the city. It is pretty clear in my head but I’m looking for more detail. I found this nice image by SolarSouth that I might see if I can use for inspiration. The devil is in the detail.