Stream Of Consciousness
It started as any other Monday. I woke up quite early as I always do and walked over to my fridge to get a drink of water. I like drinking water with sliced cucumbers, refreshing. I usually woke up at about 4am every morning. There was something about waking up at super early hours that gave me a sense of accomplishment. I usually start the day with a large glass of water with ice and slices of cucumber. This is followed by a freshly brewed coffee. I always have it black with sugar or milk. I’ve gotten accustomed to the taste. I try to cut out sugar wherever possible, that goes for carbs for that matter. I like to sit at my desk for about and hour, sometimes more just writing, brainstorming and journalling. Today was no exception. Ever since I was a young kid, I always wanted to be a writer. Now that I’m a man, that dream is still well and truly alive. writing is like any other thing where, the more you do, the better you get. Writing can be easy and impossible at the same time. I tried writing when I was younger, but I found it extremely difficult. Mainly because there were too many distractions. When I was going through puberty, it was a sheer luck that I got through high school. In university, the same story. Then I spent the next two decades getting distracted by things that I couldn’t careless about today, like going out, getting tickets to concerts, eating out, buying the latest sneakers, all waste of a life. Now that I’m a little older and have gotten all those useless things out of the way, I think, I’m finally ready to sit down and just type, one word at a time.
What do I want to write about? That was a whole thing that I struggled with for a decade as well. Finally, I decided that I will write science fiction novels and stories. I have a degree in science and I spent my time in university lectures and tutorials dreaming up sci-fi stories than studying for exams. Anyway, I have few ideas and subjects that I’m working on at the moment. I majored in philosophy of science which I found it quite interesting. I like the idea of simulation that I’m exploring in a series of novels that I’m working on right now. Sometimes I think to myself what if none of this is real and everything that we call reality is just some sort of projection onto our minds. Everything has an illusory qualities to it. Anyway, I really like the idea of simulated realities. I don’t think we’re brains in buckets like some people believe. All I know is that things are not what they seem. That’s the premise of the series of novels I’m working on called The Night Series right now. Tune in, in the coming days for excerpts in the blog section of poundofwonder.com. You might be wondering why I have T-Shirts on my website, when I’m blogging about writing. The website started as an online store selling T-Shirts, but over the last few years, I’ve decided to focus on writing. But rather than writing in a separate website or platform, I thought to write in the blogging section of the online store. I’m also a T-Shirt enthusiast. I’ve always wanted make my own T-Shirts, so there they are. Please support the website by buying a T-Shirt or two.
Anyway, I have an audacious plan to publish the novels later in the year. Another genre that I’m writing about is what I call tech-horror. One book is called Monday, and I’m really excited about it. I can’t say too much about it at the moment, but I will publish excerpts in the coming days. I don’t know how I’ll publish my novels, but I’ll work something out. My focus right now is to complete the books in the last quarter of this year, 2023.
So I spend the first two hours of waking up writing, brainstorming and meditating. Then when the sun rises, I usually have an hour off to take a shower and take a break from sitting at my desk. It’s almost winter here in Sydney, Australia and the sun rises at about 7am. I used to dread the colder months as a kid but I don’t mind it too much now. I actually enjoy the colder nights, which is perfect for sleeping. Summers in Australia can be brutally hot and make it near impossible to sleep at night without air conditioners. Then at about 8-8:30am I go back to may computer and punch out couple more thousand words and brainstorm some more. Midday always sneaks up on me. That’s when I turn the computer off and hit the gym for about an hour and a half. One can’t just sit at the desk all day writing. I do a bit of weight training and play around with those kettle bells. It’s pretty fun. After the gym session, I come back home and have a bite to eat. Few years back, I started doing intermittent fasting. I try not to eat too much during the day as it seems to slow me down physically and mentally. I usually have piece of toast with jam and brie cheese. Today, before I hit the gym, I washed the car which I haven’t done in about a year. The little hatchback is squeaky clean now.
I’m actually pretty excited about the books that I’m working on. I’ll publish excerpts and premises in the coming days and weeks. Now that I’ve gotten rid of all distractions, I can finally write every day. I’m publishing this with just one writing session without editing it, so if it reads a little goofy, please excuse me. I think I’ve rambled on long enough for now. Tune in every day guys for the progress of the novels and my stream of consciousness sessions.
Thanks for reading and I’ll talk to you tomorrow.