Getting back in the game

Needless to say, I haven’t written anything since mid-October except minutes of meetings I’ve attended and this blog. But I know it is time to move on, at least with my writing. I once said I write to get the stories out of my head. Now I must write to keep my characters from nagging.

Of course they feel neglected. And lately they’ve been clamoring for my attention.

Poor Damaris. She hasn’t decided yet whether she will forgive Matthew for the years of pain he caused her by setting her aside in favor of his mistress. But everything is not as it seems. Did Zoe cast a magic spell on the man both she and Damaris love, or is there something else at work here? What has Matthew been hiding?

Matthew, who professes to be a self-made man, has a secret that could destroy him and all he worked for if he reveals it. Yet if he does, he might win back Damaris’s love. Can he take the chance?

I have them teetering over an abyss and only I can set everything right.

It’s a heady feeling and I am impatient to give them the nudge they need to find each other again. It just takes sitting down and letting my fingers get to work.

I am nearly there. I can’t let them down this close to writing “The End.”

Jim loved to tell people I am an author. I can’t let him down, either.

So it is back to the keyboard and setting my imagination free.





3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Emma
    Jan 17, 2016 @ 05:46:40

    I feel your nagging trepidation and pressured apprehension.

    My writing has suffered due to work commitments, family and my own feeble excuses. Yet, I will not let it become a commitment or a duty as it then loses the emotional innocence and solitude it has always had. My writing has always been my saviour, my safe haven, my emotional crutch.

    As any fellow scribbler understands, we often do not own the writing, it owns us. Your characters become your concience and your words of wisdom. They will remain there whispering gentle encouragement through every other angle in life.

    They are, and will remain, the inspiration and the reason we continue to pick up that pen and let our imaginations run riot.


  2. CristineGzr
    Jan 17, 2016 @ 09:41:32

    Sandy, I used to think of the poems that came to my mind, when I was far away from a pen and in fear of losing them, as vacation poems -just for me or a sabbath poem, just for my soul. Later, I learned that they remained inside and emerged when I needed to write them down. Nothing is lost, I think these thoughts are a way your mind is reassuring you that it’s being saved for you. I may be wrong but when I started writing, I picked right up where I left off and those vacation poems were waiting, percolating.


  3. tamistout
    Jan 17, 2016 @ 15:50:08

    💙❤️💜💛💚 You are an author!


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