On Getting Something Done


Don’t let the title of this post confuse you. I didn’t actually finish anything, but I did make a good run at getting something started.

As I have mentioned before I get story ideas at odd times, and if I don’t let them out, and write them down then tend to drive me crazy. last night on my way home I was listening to music, something that is rather odd to me, as I almost always have stories that I need to read / listen to. A song came on and I got a story idea. Big surprise right? I listened to the song at least three times on the way home, and although my story has nothing to do with the intent of the song, some of the lyrics will appear in the story, though certainly out of context. Even will all that said I think, if the singer song writer were to ever read the story I am pretty sure they would like what I have come up with. I may be totally off base but I hope they would. I don’t want to give away too much about the story, but the song is about struggling with your inner demons and the story just moves those inner demons outside, and give the main character something tangible to fight against. I hope it all works. In two short writing sessions I have managed to get about 1700 words written, and I think the story is a a little less than half complete, I am hoping that I will get to finish the first draft tonight.

As the title eludes, I do like the feeling of getting something done, but having something to get done is important too. I am happy that even though I have not yet completed this story, that I did actually take the time to sit down and work on it. It feels really good.

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One thought on “On Getting Something Done

  1. SR

    JHite,

    I want you to go and read this. Do not worry about finding I am plastered all over comments. Father Brian Van Hove’s Blog
    http://frvanhove.wordpress.com
    Post: Father John Hardon SJ on “Pentecostalism” by Father Brian Van Hove

    If you cannot get to by this address it is posted in
    http:catholicspirituality.wordpress.com
    Just want your views on it. My 1% button got hit and I kind of went off however, I was speaking to a Priest so I toned it down:>) God Bless, SR

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