So, last night the hubs and I lay down, I read for a bit, and then try to go to sleep. Now, we can’t go to sleep if it’s completely quiet, and last night, we were watching “A Knights Tale”. It’s one of our favorites, as much for Paul Bettany who plays Geoffrey Chaucer as for Heath Ledger (rip) – and we’re both huge fans of Heath’s. Anyway, if you haven’t seen the movie – rent it! Great movie. So, I lay there, trying to sleep, and I start hearing words in my head. I know it is brought on by the fact that I keep running the movie so it isn’t dark and quiet.
I keep running these words over in my head until they sound right and I realize, I’m writing a prologue in my head. So I jump out of bed and run grab a notebook and pen, crawl back in bed, and begin to write. Now, I love handwriting my stories, especially since it’s been such a while since I’ve had a big story. I love writing big stories and pray that one day I can get one finished and published. To have a book, with my face on the back and my name on the front…that’s a dream I’ve had since I was 14 years old and sat down at our new computer one summer and wrote an entire story. I wish I had the resources and knowledge then to get it published, but I think that it is beyond me now. I have to locate the disk with the story on it (if the disk still has the story!) and try to find a computer with a disk reader on it. But that’s another story. And the one I’m working on is the one that has me by the throat. There was a time when I wrote that I had no idea where the story would go and how it would end. I enjoyed it because it was as surprising as reading a book for the first time. But it also caused me problems with where the stories went and how they would drag. But with this story, I know exactly where this story needs to go and how. But that doesn’t mean that it’ll work itself out. I have another story that I really want to write but that has dug itself a hole and is sitting to the side for now, and I know exactly where I want it to go and what I want it to do. That doesn’t mean I always know how.
So, wish me luck. I’m going to go find the names of my characters. I know them already, so I just have to see their names and I’ll know they’re the ones. ^__^ That’s one thing about my characters, they are real people to me with their own personalities. Which is sometimes what my problem is. You can’t make people do something that goes against who they are, so sometimes I have to adjust what I want my story to do to fit the people who live in my head. I guess writing is the way to keep from being diagnosed with multiple personality disorder. Though, hey, I would love to get the crazy check every month. Make paying bills easier! ^__^ Okay, maybe I’ll be back later. We’ll see if I have anything to say.