Have you ever written a story? You know, one that has been published or at least distributed for people to read? My cousin is an author – and I’ve often wondered what it would be like to write a story. It seems different from being an artist, where each painting can be directly influenced by something concrete in the world. A story on the other hand, requires an investment, once you start, you are in it for the long haul. you build up characters and places. Without abandoning these constructs of your mind, you can’t quit. In a way, you are stuck in the story until it’s done.
I started to write a story the other day, and it’s hard. I thought it would just… you know… flow. It didn’t. I write posts on this blog regularly, usually about five posts a week, sometimes they are all facts, sometimes they are introspective and sometimes they are questioning the world around me. But nothing is quite like writing a story. There is an art to getting it right. I’ll let you know how it goes – at the moment, slowly.