My! It is hot here tonight in London. I found it difficult to concentrate on my core tasks this evening, including the writing, but, nevertheless, I have produced something. That’s better than last night, when the computer was giving me some problems and I didn’t find the time to write, due to the fact I was trying to sort that out, so it wasn’t really worthwhile putting anything on the blog!
The paragraphs I have composed this evening include a little shop, re-opened and selling some goods in the dystopian future. Nothing of the consumer society exits, of course. That’s long since gone! However, the community I write about has tried to take a collective approach, which means that they can manufacture some goods on a local basis and sell them in the shop which is run as a co-operative. Nice to see that some-one could still make the effort, especially in a time when most of the population of the island lives under the miserable regime of neo-feudalism. Then again, it is Wales where I have set this particular part of the novel, a country naturally inclined to community action with the old concept of ‘Cymdeithas’ (literally ‘community’).
Enough said really about this – I think it’s time to retire and try and cope with getting some sleep in the hot, sticky, oppressive atmosphere. I’m beginning to get a feel of what it will probably be like once global warming kicks in (if it does! Maybe we’re almost already there?)