Morning Pages Entry – May 17, 2014

So, this morning is one of those mornings, where I don’t have any particular topic in mind. So, perhaps I should practice a little writing. Practicing writing would be a good thing I think, to get your writing of a first draft in a respectable form that doesn’t take forever to edit would be a very good thing. So, perhaps, we should think of a something to write about for the novel. Maybe a little back story about something interesting. The problem is I don’t actually have an outline to write about. And of course, some clown now  feels it’s necessary to come and interrupt me while I’m writing. What the fuck. Stop interrupting me! I’m busy right now. So, what would you like to write about. Perhaps a few loop holes in the story. Or maybe a bit of backstory on the mutation of the various types of zombies. For the moment, we have the friendly zombies which seem a bit more human like, and are drawn to protecting Christa from the angry zombies, that look like real zombies and are always attacking everyone including Christa. Christa of course, is the next mutation in the zombie cycle, and is what they will all become like. I haven’t given up much of what she will do, and I don’t really want to give away too much about her for the first novel. But the others, could use more fleshing out. The sniper zombies early in the book have speech, and logical thinking in their makeup. Perhaps, there could be certain alpha zombies that have the potential to be the next mutation. They could be a third type of zombies. The friendlies, the uglies, and the alphas. That might be enough. The alphas could have all the traits of humans plus extra human strength, and other abilities, that are outlined in my original notes. I think, they can survive under water, and in outer space, and a bunch of other things. They are close to the next big thing in human kind, but only one of the alphas get’s to be the next mutation. The next mutation needs to be the perfect combination of all those super traits. And, how do the sink holes in the swamp incorporate into all of this? Do they draw humans from other areas through the ground, and into a network of sinkholes around the continent. Could this network, be controlled by the alphas. Maybe, the alphas are sort of like queen bees, providing a nutrient or aura, that passes the mutation to those being drawn through the sinkhole network. Only the alphas are capable of spreading the mutation, and they do it instinctively. None of the others can spread it. Perhaps, they go underground to protect themselves, and just ended up in the network of sink holes. They could also be in caves and mines, and all sorts of other underground places. They crave the dark, until the one true mutation begins to mature, then they begin to head for the surface. That could be, when the snipers break ground, because Christa has become the one mutation, and all the alphas sense it. The whole underground thing, would tie in well to zombies rising from graves. It’s not so much, that they have to die first, but it’s that they instinctively go underground for protection, until the one true mutation occurs. That’s kind of cool shit. These mutation cycles, could be tied to major diseases and disasters over the course of history, like the black plague, and others you might be able to research. Could natural disasters even be tied into it. Perhaps, if you could make a connection with mother earth by giving the freaks a stronger spiritual connection with the planet. Something about going underground and the center of the earth or something. Maybe the mutation starts in the core of the planet, and it has been happening for generations. It’s how the apes were supplanted by humans, if you go back far enough. You could take stuff of anthropology and wrap it into the story. That would be totally cool. Check out one of those evolution pics showing us moving from amebas to walking out of the ocean to monkeys, to crouched humans, to fully upright humans, and come up with some sort of little back story that supports the evolution of the freaks. That would be pretty cool. Then, in modern day, this could be the time when humans are actually concious of what is going on, and make plans to stop the evolution. Maybe, the spiritual fanatics should be the ones to have the knowledge about the history of these evolutions. They would at some point come into conflict with the science and military. Woah, that’s pretty cool shit.

TIGERBLOOD: yep DAILYMOOD: energetic LOCATION: living room WORDSWRITTEN: editing PUSHUPS: 2:00 plank TODO: edit, birthday party TV: glee BOOK: Miles Mutants & Microbes GAME: none EXERCISE: none WEIGHT: 170 BREAKFAST: bacon & eggs LUNCH: big ass salad DINNER: none SNACKS: orange, apple, grapes, 3 lara bars ALCOHOL: none BEDTIME: 11:000 AWAKE: 7:00

 

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