Today’s prompt is to use ‘run’ in whatever manner strikes our fancies.
I’ve been writing on a manuscript that I should have finished years ago. It’s one of those stories that had a fabulous beginning, which kept me excited about it, and I had no trouble putting words on paper.
Then, as is my self-defeating writing habit, I succumbed to, “Oooh, shiny. This is a much better story idea. I’m going to stop writing on this one, and start the new story.”
I do that a lot, to my great dismay. I’m painfully aware that it’s a shortcoming in my character. I’m also aware that I’m the only one who can do anything to change this less than desirable characteristic.
On that note, I’m pleased to say that all summer I’ve resisted the urge to abandon the story I’m working on despite other ideas doing their best to lure me away. I’ve taken as my musical mantra, Tom Petty’s song, Running Down a Dream, because I am running down a dream. With each short story, novella, and novel that I finish and publish, I’m metaphorically running down a dream and working on a mystery and going wherever it leads. The closer I get to the end of this story, the more real it becomes that there is something good waiting at the end of this writing road.
Linda hosts Stream of Consciousness Saturday.
Until next time,
writing through history one romance upon a time