March 11, 2006

Silence *is* golden

Laurie and I are back to being the only people in the house :) Now don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed having our niece and nephew over but it’s almost impossible to get any writing done with "Pooh’s Heffalumph Movie" or "George of the Jungle" or even "Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit" playing in the background. Instead of being transported to the world of my story, I end up in the jungle with George, telling him to watch out for that tree :p

Now that we are all alone, I’m able to go back to the world of my story and imagine things as they should be. I’ve already got about a page done today. The story is a long ways away from being done. I just started on it and am on the third page at the moment. However, I’m kind of hoping that I’ll get this one done much faster now that I can concentrate fully on it.

Sometimes I find myself wondering if it is worth it to write another story when I haven’t sold the first one – my first short story (at least my first in a long time and the first one I seriously wanted to consider publishing) is still out there. I have not heard from the people I submitted it to yet but then again, they did mention that it would take about three month’s for a response. I guess I could simply sit there waiting to see what the response would be but I just don’t feel like doing that :)

If this was a novel, I probably would be more concerned. A novel takes a lot more time and effort to write and I just don’t see the point in going to all that effort if it is not likely to go anywhere. Sure, the main reason for writing must be for oneself – if you don’t enjoy writing, then you shouldn’t be doing it. But on the other hand, I can enjoy the stories in my head without going to all the trouble of putting them down on paper :p So the only reason to put them down on paper would be if there is a possibility that others might enjoy it too :) But then again, that’s just me …

Anyway, the new short story is humming along and hopefully, I can get it done by about the end of the week. I still have no idea where this story is going. All I know so far is what will happen in the next two or three pages. Once those events actually transpire, the characters will decide where it goes next :)

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