Writer’s Life

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.

About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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2 Responses to Writer’s Life

  1. Bart says:

    Are any of your characters fashioned on people you know or have known or are they all just imagined?

  2. goodyniosi says:

    Some are imagined – many are based on people I know or have known. Any other questions?

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