Friday, November 27, 2009

Tell Me A Story, or Alice of the Flying Birds

Tell Me A Story, or Alice of the Flying Birds
Golden Fluid Acrylic and Prismacolor Watercolor Pencil on vintage Alice in Wonderland Page

I've been busy. Finishing my nanowrimo word count... woohoo! We have achieved 50k! But we are not done with the story, so I will try to continue my writing routines.

For the first time, I don't really feel all that burnt out by nanowrimo. I only wrote once a day for an hour or two or so. I didn't push to write all the time. I just tried to get it done in the morning when I first got up. It wasn't always possible, due to the other people in my life, but I tried and mostly succeeded. Good enough, since I reached my goal. Now I feel the urge to finish this story, and even to get it out there into the world.

Isn't that interesting?

Always before, I just wanted to put the nano book away and do something else.

Slow and steady wins the race, maybe?

The race being being a writer. One who writes consistently, not just one month out of the year.

It's funny, I didn't mean to go in this direction with this post. I was thinking it might be nice to do a thankful post, since I missed it on Thanksgiving, but to tell you the truth, my head is in my story. It is in writing.

Which is maybe why I picked the line "tell us a story" out of the text. Trust me, it's there, even if it is painted over.

So I'm going with the flow.

Tell me, what story is in you that wants to come out?


Sharon said...

I really like your painting on the vintage book page. She has character and the white birds really add to her. I enjoyed your post too. :)

alisha said...

congrats on reaching your word count!

Genie Sea said...

It's great the your head is in the story. The best pieces of writing result from stories that take over. :)

Love your Alice series. Her sky dress is dreamy. :)

Diane M. McKnight, BFA, LLMSW Artist/Healing Art Guide said...

This girl looks so innocent and sweet. Like a little princess in one of the Fairy Tales that I remember my grandmother reading to me as a child. Very beautiful image.

khairun said...

just wanted to say how much I enjoy getting to know you through your blog and artwork. Its such a wonderful question to think about and one that I may end up giving the answer to eventually. Right now though, Im just trying to get back on the creative road after having a baby recently. Your blog gives me alot of inspiration to do that.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your word count. A bigger congrats on wanting to stick with your story. That is no easy task. I look forward to hearing how the rest of it goes.

Querulous Squirrel said...

For my short stories, I never know what wants to come out until I start. But there is a longer tale I have not begun that haunts me and I have not yet found the form.

TM said...

well, u can read some story at my blog, if u would like of course. I only recently opened it, if u read it once, i'll be greatly pleased.

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