So last night I was hopping out of the shower (yes, the events of this story occur while I was naked. Sexy(?).) and I had one of those momentary flashes of an absurd scenario play out in my head.
What I pictured was stepping out of the shower, pulling back the shower curtain and finding myself greeted by a pirate. I don’t know why that happened, or what about that amused me so much, but I was inspired to write something about it. So I sat down and I threw something down on my “emergency bathroom ideas notebook” (yes, I have one of those) and went to bed.
This morning I re-read what I’d written, and it actually wasn’t terrible. Normally, I wake up and immediately hate whatever it was that I wrote the night before, but I still like the convention. So.
What I’ve decided is that I need goals and challenges. So what I’ve decided is that every day, (starting tomorrow), I will write a little bit of the story here to both 1. give me something to do. 2. Force me to finish a story for once in my life.
I’ve never actually done that. For as much as I have been paid to write and gotten real life big kid writing jobs, I have never finished a story I have started writing on my own, with the exception of a story that I was forced to finish because I turned in the extant portion for a class once and then the teacher wanted to read the ending. I always get halfway through and then give up.
So, I’m going to finish this. It might be terrible. It might be awesome. It might be so amazing that Neil Gaiman himself calls and says “Catie, I’ve read your story and it is clear that you are the greatest writer of all time, therefore I have thrown away my computer and I want to buy you some pie”.
But yes. Look for those updates from here on out, I’ll try to make it worth your while, dear reader. I’ll try.