Sunday, December 18, 2011


So far since I've been home from residency I have not written ANYTHING.  But this morning I had a superb bout of insomnia, so I woke up and started a new short story.  I only got a little of the text down, but I mapped out the entire thing: character names, motivation and back stories, conflict, scenes I want to write, everything.  It all hit me like a flash and I can see this whole story in my head.

If only I didn't have to go anywhere today.  I would SO sit right here in my jammies and my bathrobe and pound it out.  Oh well.  I took good notes.  I'll have a plan once I can come back to it.  At this point even a plan feels good.  I love this feeling of trying to keep up with an idea.

My biggest struggle as a writer is with maintaining the excitement to keep working on something.  But this, I am excited about.  This is a story I've been wanting to tell for a while but I haven't quite known how.  Today it came pouring out of me.  I am hoping to get a bunch of it down on paper (well, computer) in the next few days so I'm not pressed for time once the next quarter starts.

I'm so happy to have ideas.  Well, one idea.  For now.

Peace out.  Time to shower.

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