I was applying every delaying tactic I could come up

Cover of "Akira Kurosawa's Dreams"
Cover of Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams

  Ink Droplets: Weeks have passed now since I printed the 81 pages containing the 12,190 words what was going to be my new book. I wouldn’t say that the past weeks have been easy. The frustration was at times evident to my surroundings, as I couldn’t find what it was my main character really wanted and where that should take her. So I wrote a few lines now and then, but the story didn’t take off as it usually does.

One evening a couple of weeks ago when I was applying every delaying tactic I could come up with to avoid writing, I downloaded a small app for keeping a journal. Neat little program called Day One. The next evening I was again applying my tactics to avoid writing, but got to think of a film I saw a long time ago – Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams – Explore at YouTube. I still vividly remember when I was in the movie theater watching the film, it made me sweat and then freeze and feel every feeling I could imagine. He is a true master at playing our emotional strings. So I thought, why not daily write a scene in the journal to make the same thing happen. When I had finished that thought I smiled: Wow for a challenge – I go for it.

After writing these entries for a week a story started building around them. And that is the way I am going to take now. The other story and the 12,190 words must wait, this is the story I have in me right now.

Synopsis and plot? Well half a page and it works for me.

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