Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Omens and nudges
I've been kind of freaking out about a small case of writers' block.
And it's a weird writers' block.
It's not that I don't have an idea.
I have a teensy weensy one, which is usually good enough.
It's that I just can't seem to get jump-started.
I need a nudge of some kind.
Today, I got two.
First of all, I found a bird's nest in my garden.
I have a collection bird's nests.
I only find one about once every year or so.
So I'm taking that as a good omen (i.e., a nudge).
The other thing that happened that I consider a nudge is that I saw one of my main characters. My imaginary character is a boy named Gerald Baxter. I can see him perfectly in my head.
While driving up the highway, a school bus passed me.
A boy who looked EXACTLY like Gerald Baxter looked at me through the window.
We made eye contact.
And he waved.
A tiny little shy kind of wave.
Okay, Gerald, I'm coming.......