We sprang forward a few weeks ago and all my clocks changed over except my alarm clock. You know when you have that feeling that everything is a little off? I heard clock ticking like a drum on the wall and always felt a few steps off from where I was supposed to be standing. But I made it through the work day and time finally caught up just as I left the elevator door.
I returned home and worked on another post without pausing. It took a rainy weekend and a new Netflix series to reflect on a missed opportunity. All of us have small moments that are a little off as we go throughout the day. Imagine if we took those moments and turned them into stories.
Other writers take a moment that doesn’t quite fit and turn them into novels that challenge our imagination. Think about that moment that I hit the alarm clock and time rewound itself to the previous day. Imagine being a day early. What if you could control time? What would you do?
Writers take classic stories and try to reinvent them all the time. You don’t have to be a genius to write a book. Just stay inspired and keep writing because it’s the only way to get better. Yes, there’s famous lists but literary agents and publishing are looking for your unique stories. Many best selling books would fail grammar class but they’re the stories that millions want to read. Keep your mind open and return to a child-like imagination where anything is possible.
Over the weekend my progress in documenting writing prompts, notes, and processes were added to over a 100 pages. This is a different kind of book for me to publish but it’s important because finishing just one after not being able to work on my own novels for a few years.
“One small action can put another in motion.” Yoon Ju
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