Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A Non-Crafting Ramble

   This morning I was up very early. After I got home from my journey, I decided to stay up and make coffee. As the morning wore on, I decided I was tired and lay down to try and take a nap.

    As one lays there trying to relax enough to sleep, the strangest things run through your mind. In my case, I was thinking about those little quizzes they have on facebook, from which I discovered that I am Elmo from Sesame Street, I am the Classic Rock Band Led Zeppelin, etc. One of the quizzes was to discover what my ideal job would be. Curiously, it seems I was destined to be a writer.

    That thought brought to mind the fact that I had, many years ago, an idea for a novel. I had characters and details about their lives and circumstances, all written out in an outline. But I never did anything with it. I couldn't think of anything for them to do. Basically I lacked a plot or storyline.

     Looking back, I see I could have taken the circumstances I'd made up for my characters, and made the story all about how they got to where I originally put them. Unfortunately my notes are long gone. I remember most of the details now, and perhaps sometime I will try to recreate them and see what happens. I'll let you know what I decide, and what happens. In the meantime, does anyone have any thoughts?



  1. I think it would be fun since you don't have a deadline and can always just push away from the computer whenever you want to do something else. Then you would TOTALLY writing the novel to please yourself. Then if you WANTED to, you could shop it out and see what's next. Clearly, you are good at writing.

  2. Well thank you! It makes me happy that you think so!