Last week I was sitting in the parking lot of the local post office when I saw a lady walk by me. She looked like a witch. By that, I mean she looked like what you'd suspect a witch to look like. Obviously, she wasn't wearing a pointy, black hat or riding a broomstick, nor was she hideously ugly. She just had this witch-like look to her. It triggered something for me and made me think of a middle grade story I started back in 2011. I decided to open the manuscript up, only to realize I had started writing it on the same exact day, just three years earlier. Talk about weird!
So anyway, now I'm trying to get back into this story. I had about 7,500 words written for the first three chapters. Have you ever tried to pick up on a story from awhile back? Three years is a long time. At least it is for me. Fortunately—and for some strange, unknown reason—I had also written down a full synopsis of the story. I almost never do that. I also had character sketches written down. Hopefully all of that will help me get back into the swing of the story.
Oh, and for the record, there is a lady in the story who some kids think is a witch. I guess It's funny how seeing someone can trigger something else, as the lady at the post office did. The story also features cats. And by that, I mean lots and lots and lots of cats. The picture above is of some kittens my family had when I was a kid. I really hope I can get back into the story and not let another three years go by.
So ... what are you working on right now?