Writing is something I think I have always done. Ok, not every day, but most of my life I have had a book in the back of my mind and work on it occasionally. I did live a very interesting life sailing around the world, and so this was a type of memoir/instruction book. It would change from time to time, and I did at times submit it in various forms for publication. On occasion to get some money into the bank, I would write articles and some of those were purchased and published in magazines, but always my dream was to publish a book. Always the same book.
Now with this writing workshop I am writing something totally different. A work of fiction. The instructions were to write a series of short stories, but they have been following the outline submitted, and are integrating and building a life of their own. I do like the idea of using google docs, and initially formed a document for each deadline, that was a great place to keep my work, easily accesible where ever I was as long as I had access to the internet. I liked the idea that my work was to to be kept that - just for my eyes. I havnt done so well at keeping up with posting about the exercises, although I have been writing pretty consistently, maybe even more than I had first scheduled although I realise that might slow down as I will be going travelling soon.
My stories have evolved and changed slightly - one of the protaganists actually moves to another country and continues on with the story there. Another one turned out to be a man! Since this is a work of fiction, and is my story, I have allowed that to happen. In the past I think my writing has maybe been too restrictive. I like what I am writing. Even though there is supposed to be one story a week, I have ventured into each of the other two stories in this section, simply to write down ideas and notes as to where they will intertwine and connect.