The Letter M
I didn’t finish in April, but I will continue to write about being a writer, alphabetically. Not failure, but flexibility.
I’ve written nonfiction, short stories, longer pieces and poetry. My media has included everything from keyboard to fountain pen to crayon. And yes, I’m working on a novel.
The Letter M
Yes, speculative fiction and fantasy are popular genres, but I’m not thinking of spells and magicians and powers that ordinary folk don’t get to play with. The magic I’m thinking of happens to me, in real life, and perhaps you’ve experienced it as well. I sit at the keyboard. The mind clutter and intrusive little sounds and nagging to-dos fade away, and I’m immersed in a world, or the mind of a character, or a wicked little plot twist. A series of starts and fits of fingertaps extract these elements from my brain into words and I’ve created a bit of story. Magic!
On rare occasion, writing may interfere with real life. I plan for that – keeping at least a few pre-prepared meals in the freezer. You know, for when I get so buried in my creative process that maybe I forget to cook something. Yes, it can happen. Husband has mentioned that occasionally I don’t even realize he’s in the room, speaking to me. That must mean Magic is happening. Apparently he quietly slips way to see what’s in the freezer, but I wouldn’t know. Guess I have to take his word for it. If you want recipes, let me know.
Okay, who am I kidding. The odds of me playing the lead beside Brad Pitt are probably better than me achieving fame and fortune. Yet, still, I will write.
Next time, the letter N …