Oh, Hey! I remember you…
I went for a walk today, just around my neighborhood. I walked for exercise, but I intentionally walked in silence so I could give my mind plenty of room to wander, and it wandered back to a novel I abandoned about 3 years ago. I thought the story was dead but it seems maybe there’s a spark there, something that with the right amount of kindling and tending could turn into something.
I’m excited – I liked this concept from the beginning. But it’s a little dark and a little twisted and even though I fight mightily against my own darkness, I think I’m in the right place to write it now. I don’t want to say too much and have the fragile bubble of reacquaintance burst in my hands, so I will just tell you…it’s family drama, a story I have never read or heard before, and it’s a cautionary tale.
I’m working on character names, setting, backstories…but the story is firmly planted and hopefully has taken root, since I’ve been thinking about it for so long.
I’m not going to make any promises or plans as to when this will be done or how I’ll write 2 pages a day or the whole thing in a month…life is too hard and hectic for all that….but I will use my exercise time to think and write when I can.
I’m just thrilled to be thinking about writing something again…it’s been a long time since my ideas seemed worthy of working on.
I’m not sure if the ideas are better or if I’m better…either way, I’ll take it.