The writing day is on pause again. Wrote and edited ten more pages of the NIP. Fascinates me how these other people's lives, histories and places unfold.
What do you want to know about? Family history or the histories of conflicts, empires, and nations? Want to hear about the politics, jealousies and conflicts, the origins of wars, the outcomes of battles, the development of rules and societies, their eating and grooming habits, the petty mannerisms of the aspiring and hopeful?
Rachel surprised me again as I wrote about her. She surprised herself, too, discovering that she has a fondness for the young Crown Prince that she didn't know, that the danger to him that she poses if she's discovered is as great a worry to her as the danger to herself. She's much more complex than I thought when she first entered the story, as a comment by another. I discovered more about the Crown Prince himself, but through her eyes, ears and thoughts and I learned more about that nefarious, secret loving group, the Historians.
Walking away after writing an intense scene left me shaking and frazzled. As I walked and thought about my reaction, I thought it the same as witnessing a car accident and is aftermath. Adrenalin was pumping through me, unstringing my nerves and lighting up my senses. The rest of the world and its normal behaviors and activities seemed alien and surreal. Time was needed for me to walk back into my own life and settle in.
Such a crazy writing day.
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
Kiva, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Propublica.org, Doctors Without Borders, GreaterGood.com