My last post about writing up a new short story idea is already done. I wrote 5,000 words yesterday around my split shifts and today I completed another 1,400. I’m really impressed with myself. It’s nice to know that I might have another story out in a few months.
I think I already have a cover image of what I want to use, but I’ll see how I am later down the track. I’m still messing around with the title, but I think I might have already found it. My story is about sisterly bonds and witches. I’ve set it in an undisclosed fictional medieval setting. I know roughly what I want to change/improve in the next draft but I’m going to let it sit for a week.
This entire story pretty much came about because I thought up this one scene less than seven days ago that I didn’t want to let go of. Jesus, my brain impresses me so much 🙂
When in doubt remind yourself that your imagination is working. And if your imagination is working then you can imagine stories. And if you can imagine stories then you can write them.
Ultimately I think all stories are dreams of some sort. Whether they originated from sleepy night adventures or awake daytime wanderings, it doesn’t really matter.
For me when I’m awake I can completely space out and dive head down into story that I am thinking of. I will literally block out what is going on around me to think about these stories. And some times these stories are simply better than what is going on around me.
There are times when I’m thinking of a story when it changes to something else or I will be thinking of something that is interesting to me and it begins to take on a life of its own.
I love that I am able to imagine all sorts of things in my head. I think it makes life interesting. I’d certainly be boring if I didn’t think of things like;
- Don’t you wonder how much like would be different if we laid eggs instead gave birth?
- Or what would happen if something catastrophic happened to the world around you?
- Or what if gender roles were reversed?
- Or what if we all lived in outer space/another planet?
- Or what if we were enslaved by an alien race?
- Or what if boobs could fly away?
- Or what if something about you personally was completely different?
- Or what if something smooth was rough and hurts to touch?
These are all dreams of some sort because you are thinking about these ideas in terms of emotions, sensations and images.