Friday, September 2, 2011

Get up? I have a story to tell.

Last night when I was trying to sleep, I was rudely interrupted by a character who wouldn't get out of my head.

Jane: Hello, Danica, I think you better wake up.

Me: I don't even know who you are. Why on earth should I wake up?

Jane: Because I have a story I want told.

Me: No offense, but I don't even know your name.

Jane: My name is Jane.

Me: Okay now I'm very confused. I'd never have a character with the name Jane.

Jane: Well you do.

Me: It's midnight. I'm tired. I've been studying all day.

Jane: So get on your laptop and start writing. You won't be disappointed.

And then a paragraph entered my mind so clearly that I got up and starting writing. Next thing I know it's even later and I'm so tired I can barely see what I'm typing, but I have to keep writing. Ten pages later I decided to call it a night.

Jane: I told you so.

And she had. She was right too. I needed to get up and write. I hadn't written much since the techno disaster and it felt good to start writing again.

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