Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fantasy, Fable, Foibles, Freedom

Which stories are the best? Those where you find yourself wishing the world it brings you to is real, or those that are so real you're thankful it's just a story?

I want to live vicariously through my writing. I realized that tonight. I don't want to do anything drastic in my writing of course.

I want to pretend I live in a mansion, and my closest friends are the little people that live under the floor boards and mine out the agates from under the house.

I want to travel the world as a waitress on a cruise line, meeting new people and unattached and focused on whoever and whatever God sets before me.

I want.....

I want to create worlds different from the one I live in, without the troubles I face, but new troubles invented that I can - from this objective seat - see the exact course that must be taken.

But who would want to read something like that? How would I not get tired of writing that?

I don't know the answers to these questions. I just need to write.

4 comments:

Tim Nichols said...

Amanda,
You might give some thought to getting involved with National Novel Writing Month this November. Kimberly did it last year, and we did their scriptwriting event together this past April. It's fun, challenging, and a great way to learn how to pack your inner editor into a closet so you can just write for a while. More info here: http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/whatisnano

IndweltDaughter said...

Wow. Thanks Tim! Just signed up. (What on earth am I getting myself into....)

Is Kimberly doing it this year too?

Tim Nichols said...

You're getting into the Office of Letters and Light's merry band of lunatics. Hours of caffeinated fun and plot ninjas await. Welcome to the asylum!

And yes, we're both planning to do it this year.

IndweltDaughter said...

Thanks for the welcome...... I think.

Although of course I have absolutely nothing against caffeine, and ninjas do sound fun. :) Are you guys registered at the NaNoWriMo site? Or do you just do it on your own? From what I read on the site, it sounds like the second week is the hardest. We should have a support group. :) (I'm at the moment trying to talk Angela into doing it too.)