So it’s December and only days away from the realisation that I’ve wasted yet another year!! However have I? This year I wrote a novel and that novel has been edited and edited and is 68% through to completing the final draft. I’ve asked for the writer’s yearbook for Xmas which my lovely girlfriend is going to buy me and with it I’m going to start tracking down agents. I am ready to get this book published.
However this project has allowed me to learn a lot about myself and who I am. I think I may be slightly bi-polar but thanks to my philosophy, my lovely partner and the amount of exercise I do it has never been apparent till now. I am only like this because of discrimination in my workplace that has me doing more work and living away from my partner while others live in relative luxury. I have a complaint pending; but when you have an issue with the system, you have to go through the system and… yeah. I’ve also learned that I am incredibly creative and in many ways and that with other peoples help I am unstoppable. I constantly write down a host of ideas and I day dream a lot about what could be. I have spoken to other creatives and helped them to think outside the box. I could not have written my novel without the help of “Dragonfly” who was constantly reading my work and encouraging me.
When I created this website in 2012 I had high hopes for it but felt like a fraud staring into a abyss of content. Low self esteem is a common companion to the human condition after all. Two and a half years later and truthfully things aren’t any different. I don’t have the talent to produce worthy content to make people interested in the same way that I cannot publish a book. No single man ever accomplished anything! But come together and then you have a chance. So I’m changing the game and changing everything for 2015.
I will list the coming projects below but I am going to be changing the values and aims of this website and the direction that it will be moving in. Firstly the website is going to become, or rather stay, secondary. Exploding Ideas is the identity but the website is not the place where the common masses want to come; it is an outdated concept and I have to take my creativity out there. Next the website, and all connected ventures, will no longer be none profit. I am going to invest my money into collaborative projects with the intention of paying people for their work and making a positive net profit at the end of it, so I can do it again and even slightly bigger next time.
Plans for 2015!
Sign a deal for Sariya (my novel)
Start writing a second book
Redesign the entire website
More content – mainly photography
A vlog! … maybe…
Start the film project: a collaboration with other creatives
So if you have a creative talent and would like to be paid for your efforts get in touch via newtalent@ I’m mainly looking for sound, animation and voice actors but if you have a skill let me know and I’ll see how you can fit in. And I’m not just looking for new talent so free lancers are welcome as well. I’m going to be writing skits for the next few months then plan to look through applications before tracking down freelancers.