I have so many stories to finish, it is foolhardy to try Story-a-Day May again, but I can’t resist its siren call.
What about you? Are you writing?
I hope so.
And for this year’s writing madness, I have a plan. And my plans tend to end up like old school paper maps. I get them and they’re nice and crisp, folded perfectly, and a short while later they’re folded the wrong way and stuck in a nook somewhere in my car to be pulled out every once in a while as if I’d never seen it before in my life.
Anyway. Today is day one of Story-a-Day May! Congratulations to anyone writing out there, too.
For Day One, I’ve started a new story and it begins like so,
Miranda Magpie Jones did it for love. Which isn’t much a surprise to anyone who follows stories of humans making mistakes.
What is a surprise to some folks is what happened when she woke up on the dirt path that ran along the old graveyard. Of course, she didn’t wake up as you, dear reader, might think. Miranda Magpie Jones, 45, returning college student, always in a financial bind, and thoughtlessly in love with her professor had died earlier that evening in an unexpected, lurid fashion.
The working title is A Night in a Graveyard and Other Stories of Immortality. It’s inspired by a story my mom once told me.
But I’m also going to use this month to revisit other manuscripts in progress, write backstory or character profiles. And we’ll see where it all ends up.
I’m also getting ready for an art sale, and that takes precedent this year. This first week shouldn’t be too hard since I’m on vacation and can’t spend any money. What else to do but make things and tell stories?
When classes start back up…fingers crossed and wishes made!
Thanks for reading.