Sunday, October 18, 2009
Just when I was trying to cut back and readjust some of my activities, some new projects came in - non-writing related. I'm busy with some website work which is a good earning opportunity and I'm thankful for it. Although my writing had to be temporarily cutback, it is not cut off. That would be impossible. Those stories are forever floating around in my head and you just never know when some little tid bit will come to mind. I make sure I jot these down for later insertion. Paper and pen are with me everywhere I go.
Sometimes I'm at the store, other times driving, or trying to get to sleep. I can't remember when it happened, but this week I named a character. It just came to me out of the blue and it was so profound for me. I had struggled over the name months ago and then there it was. And there is more to the name than the name itself. The name truly defines the character. Saint. Actually, it's his last name. Saint is the prefix to his surname and folks have taken to calling him "Saint" for short. He is conflicted over this, insisting that he aint no saint, yet strives to live up to the calling. He is full of contradictions. I got so excited that I wanted to return to the story right away, but alas, no time.
I remain haunted.
Are you haunted by your writing? Tell me.