I think the biggest part of the fun of the creative process is actually being creative, because when you’re open to them, the ideas just flow. It’s wonderful.
Unfortunately, until you’re creating full-time (with that full-time creaty income taking care of things), it’s hard to give time to every new idea. That said, I still try to capture them in their essence as soon as I can.
Typically this involves waking up from a particularly and repeatedly disturbed night’s sleep and trying to write down the dream I had about raw eggs, raw fish and rocket travel to space with a teenage Keanu Reeves before I get tucked into emails and remember what actually pays the bills around here (barely).
My dreams power a lot of my novel ideas, though in reality they’re probably not ALL novels. Short stories, I suppose, screenplays even, I have no idea. I know they’re stories, interesting ones, that I’d like to tell. The medium in which I do it isn’t as important right now. And like almost all of my other amazing and wonderful stories that I’d like to tell, I have no idea how it ends because I woke up.
I s’pose that’s another big part of the fun too, going along the journey of writing these stories and watching what unfolds and how they end up.
Right now though, right now I am faced with yet another day where I’ve got responsibilities and shit that needs done, and I probably won’t get a chance to sit and write and explore and create and make stories happen and discover how they end.
This way of life will change though. Soon probabaly. I’m not sure how just yet, but I do know that it won’t always be this way, and I’m really looking forward to that.
Wish me luck.
Good luck! It will be fun to tell the story of when “I used him to read him back when he was blogging …”
Good luck to you :) Have you thought to put some of your posts in a collection as short stories in some way? One for example is that about your daughter’s first day at school. I liked it very much, it was well-written and enjoyable to read.