SOMETIMES IT'S NOT ABOUT
WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR,
IT'S WHAT YOU FIND
WHILE YOU'RE LOOKING.
(Kevin Dykstra, Treasure Hunter)
I went into National Novel Writing Month 2014 looking to write a collection of linked stories.
I went into Camp NaNo 2015 looking to write a collection of linked stories, using the NaNo project as a jumping off point.
What I found were two characters whose stories took over their respective projects, whose stories need the scope of a novel. They are connected in a way I didn't see coming. They refuse to leave me alone. And I want to, need to, see how their stories end.
This week, let's make sure we're not so focused as to be blind to the treasure, the gems, that are all around us.