About 2 months ago I wrote about my frustrations with my writing. I finally fine tuned my story that I've been working on for the past 6 months and sent to a friend to edit.
I haven't heard back yet, so instead of hanging out in limbo, I decided to be more pro-active in my writing. Ick! I hate that buzz word "pro-active" but it fits.
The last time SexyBeast spent a weekend at my house, I was plagued by nightmares. ALL NIGHT. It was the pits. But from pain comes beauty. I put together a story based on my nightmares.
I've never had any interest in fantasy/horror but I figured it would be good for me to stretch the limits of my creativity.
I wasn't expecting much to come from it but as I was writing yesterday, I realized my throw away story has grown to 6 pages. Unfortunately, I am now stuck. So I'm sending it to HomerJ over at http://patweet.blogspot.com, he's an English teacher and has agreed to help me. Plus he's a great at being a "cheerleader".
And now I have a new perspective on writing and have lots of idea seeds busting out of my head.