I'm finishing my Beanery session, the one created when I played hookey from work because my priorities are altered.
Edited a short story. The first section became the fourth section, a flashback. The second, third and fourth sections are moved forward, with the third section leapfrogging the section previously known as the second section, to become the first section. That actually leaves the original second secition as the new second section once I've finished the arrrangment.
It was all necesary. I'd emerged with an idea, conccept and story, then took off. The way it had been written began with setup and expositon, enigmatic explanations of how the world came to be because I was exploring it. Now that I know the whole story, I leap in with action, little explained, except people are hiding because others are hunting them because the others think the hiding people are zombies, and they're not. Let the reader play catch-up.
It's delightful to look at this story that emerged from me, with all its salient details of setting, characters, history, situation and plot. I hope my words can match what I feel as the story is told through me. It's humbling to think this world came out of me, this place where there was a day of transformation that divided the population, and these people are all coping, with various spurts of weakness, strength and failure, falling down, getting up, trying again -- and sometimes not. By two thirds through, only one character remains as they're all separated, in flight to save themselves. The other stories are left untold, as it happens in life, when you leave someone.
This is why the Writer is eager to write more. All those character each have their own story in this thing, and he wants to tell them all. Then, the origins are not explained; I know the origins; the characters -- and the readers - do not.
Ah, still work to be done on it. Like the changes made but alas - you know once I've finished this revision, I must polish, sharpening tensions and eliminating fluff, and striving to improve the telling.
That's what I'm all about.
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
Kiva, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Propublica.org, Doctors Without Borders, GreaterGood.com