No, this is NOT an advert for them, this is more a statement about chasing your dreams.
A couple of times recently, when I’ve mentioned to people that I’m working my way through a couple of novels, they tend to say “I’ve had a great idea for a story.”
I reply, “Good for you. Write it.”
They always say, “I don’t know where to start.” Or “I don’t have time.”
I try to say, just do it.
Give it a go. Write an outline, write a short story based on your idea, write a character profile, or a monologue from your main character.
One of the exercises from my creative writing course was put two or three characters in a restaurant. One of them leaves to go to use the facilities, write a monologue of what they think about their companions. Write it in first person, in their voice.
Just do it.
Buy a notebook and jot down that excellent piece of dialogue you heard on the bus, or include details of that man who walked down the road barefoot, carrying a cactus, he might make for an interesting character to explore.
If you want to write that book, watch less tv, free up an hour a day or at the weekend. If you really want to, you can find some time even if it takes you two years or more to write it.
Just do it.
This is my J post for the A to Z Blogging Challenge. A list of all my A to Z Blogging Challenge posts are to be found here.
My pictures for today are on another Cat. This time Abe’s sister, Jezebel. She died when only a couple of years old, but she was a right character.