April was too cold and now May is too wet. Water stands in the fields and the farmers I’m sure are getting impatient. For me, I’m aching with each weather system which travels through. My fingers are swollen and sore. My legs hurt and it’s hard to walk.
Now that I’ve whined, it’s also May! This means grilled food, spending time outside, and warmer (not today but most days) weather. Yes the sky is gray and the rain beats down like a powerful waterfall but the grass is green and eventually it will ease up and we’ll have flowers and leaves on trees and plants in the garden.
Each night I’ve either been writing or reading. I’m wandering through different books and enjoying them. At the same time I’ve got stories bouncing around in my head and I want to get them out. Just last night I worked on a scene. I saw this scene in my head, knew the characters, knew the feel of the scene and the tone I wanted to hit. A little dark with a the light pushing in from the actions of one of the characters. Normally I let stuff like this simmer to see if more develops. This scene has hovered for over a week but never went anywhere else. I didn’t see secondary characters and I didn’t see a story just this one scene. But it didn’t go away. I thought – okay so I’ll write it and it will go in my slush pile and get out of my head. So last night I wrote the scene. I liked it. It came across how I wanted mostly. So I thought all right I can move on. I wrote in a different story and then went to bed.
I’m trying to sleep and this scene is back in my head. I liked what I wrote. I thought it hit all the right notes. But apparently my head didn’t think so. I started editing it in my head. I need to add this and I want to add that and I need to describe this better. I don’t know if there is a story to go with this scene but apparently I need to get this scene RIGHT according to whatever muse is smacking my brain around. I know I have a messed up brain but come on. I have stories to tell. I’ll fix the scene today so I can hopefully move on to other projects. If all the scenes for this story are as determined to get written, it’s going to be an interesting journey.