A story is a lot like a room.
You start with nothing. An empty space.
Maybe it’s nice when you start. A clean slate. Or maybe it’s messy. Ideas can be messy. Most of mine are.
Then your idea begins to form into something more solid. A foundation, a framework.
But your story is only just beginning.
You begin to flesh it out. Give it walls, boundaries. Fashion a world with defined endings…but infinite possibilities.
It starts out a little rough. The future seems uncertain.
And sometimes it might seem like the story is heading in the wrong direction.
You make hard choices. Do you trust your first instinct? Do you change directions? Let a character fade out of existence or power through to see how they develop?
Fitting together different aspects, completely disjointed, might seem like a daunting task.
But it all works out in the end.
And as you add in the tiny details that make the story come alive, it will become something awesome. Something worth sharing.
This little space might not seem like much, but it’s mine. A cozy nook to go and write stories, create worlds, and talk to imaginary characters. I so look forward to adding the details to it as time goes on. But for now, it’s time to write!