Sunday, August 16, 2009

My brain is so full of a number of people -

I was true to my word. I stayed away from Blogland and Twitter today, until I had worked on my story for what seemed a respectable period of time. Of course, in the meantime, life came rolling along and took me away from the computer altogether, and by the time I got back, the day was nearly gone.

Never mind. It felt good to write. It felt good to think inside a story. I've been doing that to some extent by writing Marie's blog. This was just one more way of getting out of my own head and into a character's. No, that's not right. It was a way of grabbing another one of the characters in my head and talking to her, one on one. Angela, the heroine I found at Creative Writing Prompts, is nothing like Marie. Maybe I should let the two of them meet somewhere - in a bar, over Scotch, maybe. They could compare notes. I could eavesdrop. Marie is very left-brain oriented ( so she must originate in my right brain, right?) - and Angela, who looks rather like Julianne Moore, is creative and a little crazy. Come to think of it, Angela would drink the Scotch, but Marie would want a very dry Bombay martini, thank you.

While I was away today, John Hayes's Robert Frost's Banjo celebrated its first anniversary in high style. Happy anniversary to John and Eberle and RFB.


John Hayes said...

Well done writing-wise, & thanks so much for your good wishes!

Kathryn Magendie said...

I was away from twitter and blogs mostly today too - actualy, I couldn't get into any blogs until just now anyway!

So glad you are writing! yes!!!

Reya Mellicker said...

I've heard from other bloggers that the time they spend here really detracts from their other writing pursuits.

I love the way you talk about your characters. When I was a witch, we thought of these interactions and astral travel to other realms. Hmmm..

Sandra Leigh said...

Hi, John - back atcha. Kathryn, I'm glad, too. So many worlds to visit - which leads me to Reya. Astral travel, eh? That's so cool.

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