Monday, June 12, 2006

Spent the morning

painting furniture (second coat). Spent the afternoon catching up with family.

Spent the evening thinking over stories.

The thinking part can often be the most fun, feeling the story grow, feeling sentences flex and characters begin to mumble and argue with each other. And the best part is finding that one contrary idea that pulls a story apart and pulls it together at the same time.

2 comments:

Among Amid While said...

The thinking part can often be the most fun, feeling the story grow, feeling sentences flex and characters begin to mumble and argue with each other. And the best part is finding that one contrary idea that pulls a story apart and pulls it together at the same time.

Exactly. You've nicely nailed my story-initiation process too, Trent.

Trent Jamieson said...

It's the only way that seems to work for me. Though it would be nice if it happened much more smoothly. Short stories can be like pulling teeth - only there's lots more of them. Oh, well, better than novels which are like cutting off a leg with a very blunt rock.