Lord, what hath I wrought? It seemed like such a small thing to start tying together some of these stories so that they’d all combine to make one larger book. Seemed so easy. But I’ve never done anything remotely close to what I’m trying to do with the Matthew and Epp stories. For starters I would have waited a little more until I had a more fleshed out idea of where it was going before I started to write this as a book. And second, it’s not like, when I do write books, I write one chapter and then go off and write two unrelated short stories, then come back and write another chapter. Which is what I’m doing here. It’s awful strange.
I find myself charging ahead for a couple of stories, then stopping to catch my breath and figure out what the hell is going on for a story. Then charging ahead again. So I feel like I wind up with place holder/looking back stories. Which I guess isn’t so bad but it feels strange. And maybe none of this makes sense to you and all the stories seem to be of the same ilk. I don’t know. Maybe I’m just worn out. This hasn’t been such a good month for this project.
No matter. Back to work.