Just finished writing another story. This one is interesting. I am doing a trilogy – three interconnected short stories. And there I was, finishing the draft before lunch, feeling that it’s pretty good but something’s missing.
I know myself well enough now to understand that the answer will come. So I lay down for a nap after lunch – didn’t sleep because my mind was too busy with stories. Truly. This is what is happening to me these days. I am living inside my story-filled head – characters and plots and entire stories swirling around in a tornado-like fury!
Can’t keep still.
Complaining? Oh no – quite the opposite. I love it. I am welcoming this storm of creativity. I love what I am doing so much that I actually contacted an agent last night. Too early of course – but I just had to. Couldn’t help myself.
Where was I? Yes – a nap after lunch and the missing bit came to me. And I got so excited I had to get back to my computer right away to edit and finish part two of the trilogy. Tomorrow or the day after, depending on hiking, I will write part three – and that’s where it’s really going to get interesting.
What I love: inhabiting my characters. I become the person I am writing about. Sometimes I become more than one person. It’s exciting, thrilling, wonderful. I have never enjoyed writing as much as I do right now.
But I’ve done enough for today. Now I need to get out, take the dogs out – go for a walk, get fresh air, let new stories spring up in my mind – or let old stories rebirth themselves.
And tonight – dancing with my love!
Which tells me I have one more thing to do today – express gratitude for this life I live.