On to more important things...the Nano really has me working. Today I discovered that while I had it all planned out in my head. From the plot, and a couple of the narrative twists to the characters and their quirks...I had it in my head. Although there is this little voice in my head that almost has me convinced I have been cheating at the characters. They are loosely based on people I've encountered in my real life. I mean-not entirely, but the similarities between some of them is pretty uncanny...and while part of it is a conscious effort the other part is entirely unconscious. I was creating a scene where a few characters were being introduced, and while I was writing I noticed I could hear their voices coming through. It actually made me laugh. I was thrilled that as I was reading I could hear their tones, and see their expressions...then it freaked me out when these characters morphed into people I've known before I even knew what was happening. Then I had to make a conscious effort to not make it seem so obvious as to who was whom in my life. I suppose the villains will be villain in stories, and the heroes will be heroes. But it was truly amazing to see how they were near impossible to disguise from myself. Maybe I'm the only one fascinated with this, maybe not. But I am sure going to have fun making the good people good, and the bad people....well not bad. Because I don't believe people are bad, but they are fallible, and their decisions can be bad ones.
Speaking of bad decisions...I almost made one today. I was tested today. I can't believe how moronic people can be, how insensitive and callous one human can be to another. There is a lack of respect in our society, and we are a world full of selfish people who only look out for their own interests. I wanted to give a wake up call. But I know that is not in my duties. I have to leave certain things to play out on their own, and pray that in the end everything will turn out for the best. But when someone makes a bad decision, it has an impact on more than just them. I know these people just need love. We all need it...I give it to all I can. But there are certain people who's presence does nothing but drains me, and while I wish for them love, I cannot forever be a source for them to drain. Love is free, and it is for everyone, maliciousness is not. It is something that not only drains the victim, but it drains the giver as well. Love is the opposite. It nourishes the receiver while nourishing the giver, and is the most beautiful gift of all. Be the love, and be the light...I try with all my might to do so.
But I digress...thank goodness for that extra time to sleep in this morning. It gave me the energy to stay strong today. Before the test, as some would put it- I was able to put to use one of the items in my early Christmas delivery aka my Food Affairiate package...
Okay, enough procrastination on my book. Time to get my quota for the day! I hope it is a beautiful day for everyone! Remember I love feedback so e-mail me or post a comment with what you have to say!
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Just another day in the life of C A Stone...♥
Live in the rhythm of love...and share the bliss!