So, first week of writing for the Creativity Workshop and it SUCKED. Not the workshop, no, just the week. I don’t think it could have started under worse conditions.
Let me count the ways: A death, sick children, sick self, my WoW account got hacked (bastards, I’m still really miffed about that, even though I haven’t played in months), a funeral, severe lack of sleep. They all led to me feeling a lot like I had nothing to say about anything really. I certainly didn’t feel like I could produce any writing.
I did though.
Once the funeral had taken place, I felt a rapid return to my old self. The little one got over her cold, we all started sleeping better, and the words came. They didn’t rush out of me, but they were there.
I’m so pleased I went with this story first because I’ve learned so much about Father, their world, and his ideals and it’s really helped to cement where the story is going. The bigger story that is. I can see now why he made the choices he did, and that he in fact was manipulated in much the same way he manipulates his ‘children’.
And what does next week hold?
Well, Delaney gets her first outing.
She’s been speaking to me so clearly, literally speaking to me (and no, I swear Chibi, I am NOT suffering from hallucinations due to sleep deprivation!!!) and I’m really looking forward to getting some words out.
I feel like I have to write her first person. I wasn’t sure I wanted to, but right now I don’t feel like I have a lot of choice. Do you ever get that? Sometimes you try to write something one way, but no matter how hard you try to stick to that, you just keep flipping back? I think it would be far too much hard work to write her anything other than 1st right now, so I’m just going to run with it.
Delaney is in charge, she is calling the shots when it comes to the story and I think I’m okay about taking a back seat to that for now.