Guess what happened next?
A story came waltzing by. A completely unexpected story. Something that I'd not thought about previously, contemplated over days or months or years. Something that had not been boiled over and reheated.
I jotted down what could be called a "back of book blurb" and went to bed.
The next morning I had half an hour before I needed to get ready for work. I pulled out that same little notebook and started writing. I didn't think about it. I just wrote. For thirty wonderful minutes I wrote! And the story came. I clicked my pen closed, put the marker in the notebook and off to work I went.
At lunch I was able to pick up where I'd left off and started scribbling. Things began to solidify. I created tension. I've introduced four characters and hinted at two others. There are only four pages written in this notebook.
I'm not thinking about the story.
I'm simply letting it materialize.
Have you ever had this gift come to you? Have you ever been visited late at night by an idea that brought you such joy that you didn't think about publication, didn't think about plot development or final edits? A story that just said, "Hello. Care to dance?"
And you said yes?
What a marvelous experience! I'm enjoying it, dear Reader. This is a first for me :) Here's to seeing where this goes.
Happy writing and happy Tuesday!