Please help. Mind taken over by story. Is not the story I should be working on. Must… break… free!
That’s certainly how I’ve felt these last few days. On Thursday, I thought of a story idea. I was at work, so I jotted down a few notes during a free moment so I could remember the idea later, and tried to move on.
I have so many ideas for stories that I need a binder to hold them all. I start on one and try to stay focused until it’s done, then I move on to whichever one catches my fancy.
This idea jumped the queue.
My ideas never jump the queue – okay, they do sometimes. But never this violently!
As I said, I thought of the idea Thursday afternoon. Throughout Friday, I kept thinking about it, tweaking this idea, writing that idea, thinking of a good line to include.
Disaster struck Saturday. I should have seen it coming. I’m always most susceptible to disaster when I’m sleep deprived – and I didn’t get much sleep last week, what with one thing or another.
I started writing. And kept writing. And kept writing. And couldn’t stop writing!
By the time I went to bed, I had 3,000 words. I don’t know if that sounds like a lot to you, but it’s a record for me!
The next day, I shared it with my family. Well, parts of it. Just a little at a time, so I could get feedback along each point. And I kept writing. After getting home from church, I spent a solid 10 hours at the computer, glancing at the clock every now and then wondering, where has the time gone?
I ended up with another 3,000 words. No, strike that. Nearly 4,000 words.
I was too busy to write yesterday – but it’s close. It’s really close to being done. A few things feel rushed, and I might need to add a few more scenes, but (time permitting) I may end the week with a 10,000-word “short” story.
Please help. Can’t… refuse… the story….