I started writing the thing I’m calling Legacy last week, and a few people told me they wanted more. So I’m going to write more.
In the past, I’ve always tried plotting things out and building a particular story. I’d overthink it and grind to a halt. This time, I’m doing something a little different: I’m playing with the skeleton of an idea and letting the character decide what’s going to happen. I’m also playing around with a terse style that is similar to some authors I like. I hope to use this as a learning exercise in style as well as on-the-fly storytelling.
Also, I want to have some fun instead of obsessing over stupid writer stuff.
I’m enjoying this, so I may do more like this with different stories. I have a lot of ideas, and right now, it’s better to put words on the page than to overthink it. These aren’t polished…they are first drafts, proofs of concept.
I’m not used to playing around with fiction in public, so this is a big experiment for me. I hope you enjoy it. And if you do…you know…tell me or tell someone else. It’s good for my fragile little ego.