I know it has been a while, but remember me? The one who created you and gave life to you?
Yeah the one who has been neglecting you recently. Yeah, her.
I haven’t completely forgotten about you! I thought about you the other day when I went to wash my hair and noticed my house guest had used up all of my shampoo. It reminded me of our MC Livi being annoyed at Angel for using her conditioner.
I’ve thought of you at other times, mainly in the dead of night when I can’t sleep. I mean they aren’t exactly warm, fuzzy thoughts but hey at least I am thinking about you right?
I have a confession to make… I’ve been seeing other WIPs. I know! I’m sorry! Please don’t cry, you will smudge your ink.
I couldn’t help it.
Jase and Jem have started to talk to me after being silent for so long and you know what they are like once they get going. That Jem is very demanding. I also had to check in on Sammy and Frankie – they’ve been on that bloody plane for three months; they are only going to Greece.
I’m sure you can understand. You were once that little niggle in the back of my head, occasionally blurting out random snapshots of inspiration. Always there, demanding attention, demanding for your voice to be heard.
But you’ve gone a bit quiet now, I can’t remember when you last jumped up with a ah-ah moment and I can’t force you.
I know, I’ve tried.
So, maybe we should take a break. Don’t worry, I won’t forget about you completely. How could I? You have been sitting in the plotting file in my brain for years.
You are my one true story – the story I am meant to write. The story I have been nurturing for as long as I can remember. But not yet.
Let me have fun with my other WIPs and resolve my issues with them.
Maybe I will be washing the pots one day and you will jump out, waving your arms and shouting about a good idea.
Perhaps having a break will reignite that spark.