But, before I defect to America, I'd like to live in the city, maybe London. Not really sure why, but I know I hate living in the country. Sure, my town is pretty big but there's green everywhere. I'd like to spend my England days in a city, not to mention its qualities for meeting contacts and just being more in tune with the literary world. I'd say London would be the ideal place to go. Who knows when that will be, but the day I can move away from home can't come a day sooner. Now, one place I wouldn't like to live, even though so many guys out there love it, is New York City. When I went a few years ago, it was so hectic, cramped, smelly and devoid of any character. It's not like it is in the movies, at least not for me. Then again, maybe London's the same. London is definitely a lot more attractive than New York. Like Los Angeles, there's only a few skyscrapers so you really notice them and appreciate them, unlike New York which flashes them like cheap jewelry as if it thinks it's cool. Less is better. The ideal city I'd love to live in would be Denver. I mean, look at it! It's in Colorado, a beautiful part of the world and the skyline has only a few tall buildings and in the distance the Rocky Mountains stand tall over the Mile High City. It's biblical. London has it's historic River Thames, Los Angeles as its sun-soaked climate and what does New York have? Nothing that interesting. Oh, apart from Central Park.
Back to that urban fantasy idea I never spoke about, I don't know what it would be, but I'd like to write something in urban fantasy. Not sure what, and it's not like something I can think up on the spot either. Reading and playing games always snaps up a small idea, a seed for something bigger but I'm usually up to my eyes in a current project so I can't get on with the idea. Multitasking isn't something I'm great at, at least not for writing. It's one project and one only. It works for me. Who knows, maybe I'll come up with something and try my luck at urban fantasy. Kudos to those who write it though. After reading 'City of Bones', my head had trouble understanding a lot of it and fantasy is a great genre for creating a series, and me and series' get along as well as wasps and me alone in a room with the windows closed.
Well, that's what I think anyway. America has always been the place I've wanted to live, at least somewhere along the Rocky Mountains anyway. Who knows, maybe I'll be there next year, small chance, but still. As long as one works hard, doesn't let the dream burn out and doesn't give a damn what any naysayers say, one can get to the finish line. And with that corny line, consider that your right to dream big.
Songs of the Week:
- 'Mistakes of My Youth' by Eels
- 'Where I'm From' by Eels
- 'From Heads Unworthy' by Rise Against
- 'Redemption' by Frank Turner
- 'I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous' by Frank Turner
- 'The District Sleeps Alone Tonight' by The Postal Service