i started writing...pretty suddenly, in fact.
the hardest part is that i have no idea where the story is going, or if it's even a story. i could be scribbling some elaborate back story that doesn't even make it to the finished product. whatever that is.
i truly don't know.
and that's scary.
i used to stifle myself because i had to have a direction. after a certain age, i did not--for whatever reason--believe in trusting the process or the journey. no clearly defined "project" meant no writing.
now i'm more willing to let that line that pops up at 3am guide me wherever it's trying to go. i listen to the characters and transcribe their words; i don't immediately dismiss them because their story doesn't fit into whatever mold i thought i was dealing with.
the beginning is about loss of control. pure flow...water from a faucet.
micromanagement is for editing.
so, i've returned to youthful creative habits. taking breaths and tuning in. more deep listening than i thought possible...or maybe than i forgot was possible.
let's see where it takes me...