On writing…

A few weeks ago when I was driving to work, a story popped into my head.  It’s been such a long time since this has happened that I was almost surprised to see it.  It was like a lost puppy had wandered up and I wasn’t sure whether to keep it or not.

Spoiler: I kept it.

And I think that’s part of the reason I am wanting to blog again.  Like I need to make myself put down a few hundred words a day, be it here or there or both because I’m all rusty and trying to oil out the squeaks.  Because while I feel like I have one character that is absolutely talking to me, there are many other’s I still need to meet and hopefully form some kind of a relationship with.  But before I do, I’m getting to know my main character and she is wonderful.  The first day that I met her, she had me in tears.  I think she has a great story to tell.  Luckily she is being patient with me while I feel this whole writing thing out again.

What do all of the great authors say?  If you want to write, write.  There is no secret, no step by step guide to successfully putting a story onto paper other than to sit down and write it.  So, with that in mind, I am writing.  A little every day.