I haven’t done any writing for the last couple of weeks, and yesterday I realized why: I’m not happy with my setting/society in The Fall. It’s a dystopian zombie story (although the zombies are more of a side note than anything), and my society seemed too bland and smooth. It’s been bothering me for a while–I have a few handwritten notes about it–but I read a couple of books last week that sort of solidified my feelings about it, so now I have a better grip on what needs to be changed before I get any further in. The setting is very important for this story, and the society is part of that, so I think that’s why I’ve been having problems writing lately: The Muse wasn’t feeling it.
However, the Muse is quite happy with the stream-of-consciousness thoughts about the setting I’ve been getting down today, so I’m going to continue on with that.
Anyone have suggestions for naming a walled-city after the world ends?