I’m fairly new to writing fiction. I have always been scared to write imaginatively, creatively; outside my own experiences. It has been easier to play with words within the context of subjects I am familiar and comfortable with.
Over the last few months I’ve written a few short pieces of fiction, and I have loved writing each one. They have shown me that, while I still don’t believe I have a novel in me, I might have stories to tell; and who knows where they might lead.
I wrote a rather ambiguous piece about A Letter a couple of weeks ago. It generated more questions than it answered, but somewhere I think I might have the answers to some of those questions.
It’s the first time I’ve really continued to think about a piece after I’ve finished it; worked on ideas in my head, begun to develop the back story a little, fleshed out the characters and their world.
I have no idea whether I will write any more of it, or if my thoughts will lead me elsewhere. But, it’s quite exciting nonetheless!
Finding a story has always been daunting to me. I can turn an event or a memory into prose, I can write a poem about a moment or a feeling. But, to be truly creative, that’s a bit scary. Proper writer stuff!
I am really enjoying expanding my thoughts and trying new things, and I have to thank this linky, and all the wonderful writers who join in, for inspiring me to move outside my comfort zone and try my hand at fiction.
I have a long way to go, but I am going to enjoy journey.