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Unlocking the Story

            




One night last August as I was falling asleep,
a story idea popped into my head.
I turned on the light and jotted it down.
The next day I wrote a couple pages of notes 
and set it aside to continue working on another project.

The other night the same thing happened as I fell asleep;
the same story idea came into my head, whispering a little louder.
But this time as I turned on the lights to write more notes,
my pulse quickened and I realized this was the story for me.
 
In a very un-Tracy like fashion, I've stopped working on my other project
and am now taking lots of notes on this idea that won't let me go.
An idea that's nothing like anything I've written before.
A story that intimidates me just a little bit.
 
                                                                                 image from morguefile.com 
 
Once I unlock the story, I'll begin to put it down on paper.    
 
                

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barbarabaker
Apr. 27th, 2011 01:00 pm (UTC)
Sounds very mysterious, and exciting. Enjoy!
tracyworld
Apr. 28th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC)
I need to be mysterious about projects before I've written a first draft. I've learned the hard way that talking about a project saps the energy from it, and that I won't feel the need to write it because I've yakked so much about it.

Ouch.
robinellen
Apr. 27th, 2011 02:02 pm (UTC)
Sounds exciting :)
tracyworld
Apr. 28th, 2011 03:53 pm (UTC)
It is quite exciting. I know you know what it feels like when a project beckons...
tracy_d74
Apr. 27th, 2011 02:55 pm (UTC)
How exciting. The Collector was an unexpected story. I think it is leaps and bounds better than Diyari. So you never know...
tracyworld
Apr. 28th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
I didn't remember that about The Collector. I'd agree it's a better/more cohesive story than Diyari. And to think it just showed up on your doorstep. Hmm. :)
tracy_d74
Apr. 28th, 2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've shared on my LJ the origins of TC.
dotificus
Apr. 27th, 2011 04:45 pm (UTC)
Oooooo! I think being intimidated is a most excellent sign.
tracyworld
Apr. 28th, 2011 03:55 pm (UTC)
How did I know you'd respond to that "intimidating" piece in all this? It's true, though, that that does make it feel even more worthwhile.
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tracyworld
Apr. 28th, 2011 03:56 pm (UTC)
Aw, you and your wagging tails and fun little celebratory words. They make me smile.

Thanks for the good wishes and solidarity, Melodye.
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