Sometimes the story takes over and as a writer you lose control over the entire situation. They were supposed to turn right but now they are turning left. The hotel was on the right, nothing but an abandoned sand pit on the left. They were on their honeymoon now they are headed for gloom and doom.
As a writer this happens all the time. You intend for the story to go one way, and it just takes on a life of its own. The romcom on the beach becomes terror in the topiary. We all remember Gilligan's Island and the 3 hour tour.
But isn't that what makes any novel worth reading? The unexpected. I read a story just the other day. It was well written as far as the use of language. The characters well developed. The idea good. But the story had nothing unexpected at all. Not a thing. When it ended I thought, well, that was disappointing because really, nothing happened that I didn't expect. I don't like knowing what's going to happen, for me it takes all the fun out of it. …
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I've been quite busy lately. Never enough hours in the day. There's work... there's novels and stories to write... and then I've got websites I'm building and groups I'm organizing and politics I'm debating and well, there's always more.
I decided to try my hand at Medium. A website for those who simply love words. Reading. Writing. Educating. Sharing. Finding an audience to share all those crazy whirlwinds traveling through my mind.
So I started with a bit of a mind share. About daydreaming. Click here to read my very first post on Medium.
And if you enjoy it, share it. If you enjoy the site, join. It's ad-free. Now stay tuned as there is so much more to come.