That was tough.
I’m the person that had the most warning that StoryADay was coming, and yet I think I was the least prepared of anyone!
For some reason I thought that I should save up all my ideas and writing energy until May started, and then today? That’s when I realised that I had been completely and utterly wrong.
Sitting down to write a story out of the blue today was so difficult. I didn’t think it was going to happen.
But that, in itself made me so glad I had launched this as a public challenge, because I couldn’t face telling everyone I had crapped out on the first day!
So I soldiered on, wrote tons of stuff, then started again, wrote through dinner and kids’ TV shows and people talking to me…and loved it.
The story’s not brilliant but it is a story and might polish up into something better.
Best of all, I’m loving reading everyone’s posts, which all have a kind of breathless quality to them. We’re all giddy and excited because we committed to this and can’t believe it, and yet we have written and had fun and are loving letting our creative kittens out of the river-bound sack.
Also? StoryADay stories are not the kind of stories I’m going to be able to spend a lot of time researching. I did that today to get myself going, but that’s not sustainable.