by Margie Senechal
So, when I started this venture--a mere two weeks ago. I was sure I wasn't writing because I had too many characters running around in my head, too many stories to tell.
Or maybe I just had one that was being ignored because there is one that keeps coming up whenever I think about writing.
And that is Nobody Number Nine. I guess it kind of counts since there are ten viewpoint characters--apparently those were the many voices in my head. Or the ones who wanted their story told louder than any one else's.
This week I have written just short of 3,000 words on it over the course of a couple of days. My schedule got jacked up a bit at work, so I didn't even try to write on Sunday--Oscar night, hello? or Monday, because I got up at 4:30 and when I got home, I took a nap.
But, I'm excited about the direction that Nobody is taking. It's the story I fall asleep thinking about, the one that wakes me up, and stays with me through the day.
So, while I didn't write on the other projects---I did write 3,000 words this week. And that's a win in my book...for my book.
*Inspired by an Emily Dickenson poem, ten high-schoolers come together to create the Nobody Club. They all have different reasons for joining but when tragedy strikes one of their own, will the Nobody club survive?*