Saturday, January 24, 2009

A Novel Idea

This morning on the way home from buying my Saturday morning cup of coffee, two characters found their way into my head as if they had just arrived by train and I was meeting them at the station. This happened to me about ten years ago (before The Internet took over my life), and the story of those two characters burned inside of me until I had to write it halfway down. Then, like ignored guests, they hopped back on the train and went somewhere else.

I've never really discussed story ideas with anyone, ever since I read that it interrupts the flow of creative energy to do so. But I will say that this will be a love story, set in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl Era.

And guess what? Just as a survivor of the Great Depression was distrustful of banks, I'll be writing my story on paper. I have no faith in electronics.


Marty said...

Now don't hate the digital media too much, it allows us to share our thoughs "Novel Idea"s with others. But always save multiple backups and print your work out from time to time. Good luck with your writing. ;D

yackydoodle said...

My problem is that two weeks later I wouldn't be able to read what I wrote or remember what I was trying to say.

Dorrie said...

LOL yacky!

Reading various journals has, I feel, made my writing better. Plus, the feed back is a good bonus.

At any rate....start writing!

becomingkate said...

I hope you share some of it with us!

KingOfPain said...

Dust bowl? I always like a dirty love story. ha. I think it's awesome that you're writing beyond these walls called the internet. I wish I had the wherewithal to do it myself. Oh, and talent too.

MauritaMason said...

KoP, I'm pretty sure you DO have the talent. It's just being used in other places right now.