The Summer revelers packed up their wagons and headed off the island for parts unknown. Every so often a speedboat attached to a SUV will stagger along the street in hopes of finding its fellow speed junkies, but all-in-all, the party’s over.
All us permanent residents have returned to our usual evening promenades along the street to the dock on the lake, where we gaze out across water, undisturbed by the wake of passing boats, to enjoy an ambience untrammeled by the energy of partygoers. Not that I have anything against a good party, but the quiet is a more natural state for Widderlake Island … and it’s time to get back to work.
A writer never stops learning. If we do, we’re done’fer. Especially right now in the middle of these ‘neither-here-nor-there’, ‘no-one-knows-what-the-future-of publishing-looks-like’ times.
Two things happened this week. I attended a webinar which refocused me on the business side of my writing … and I read an article in my regular WOW (Women on Writing – a wonderful resource) newsletter, about a woman who wrote a book via her blog posts – which refocused me on the writing side of my writing.
… and they both got me thinking …
I’ve had an idea for a serialised story floating around in my head for a while, so I thought, “Why not?”
There’s a catch with this story though. I can’t seem to figure out where to go after Episode 1. I have no idea what’s going to happen or what the characters will do. So, I’m going to take a giant leap of … of … something … and write the first episode, post it here, and do my damndest to have an episode finished every month.
That’ll show those pesky characters not to mess with my head!
“I start drawing, and eventually the characters involve themselves in a situation. Then in the end, I go back and try to cut out most of the preachments” – Dr Seuss, of Seussville