Day three hundred nine of my 365 Day Writing Project.
Today the moon is full. And so am I.
I have been full of ideas to write and full of motivation to write them. As with every full moon, I feel it’s pull in a sort of winding up of energy over the course of about four to five days leading up to it. Sometimes this energy is negative. Sometimes it is positive. Sometimes it is haywire and I wish I could strap myself into the safety of a five-point harness to ride it out.
Thankfully, the moon pulled me in a positive direction this time, especially with my writing. I began to feel a change at the end of last week. I wrote a lot and worked on my outline. But the moon’s persuasion affected me the most yesterday and today when ideas began to materialize. Several ideas. After writing them down in my outline and in some of the story, I’m pleased. They are good ideas about how I want the structure of the story to be, about the characters and their interactions, and about the point of view of the story.
What I am most excited about is the idea I realized today. For weeks I have been floundering about what the protagonist’s struggle should be; how she would suffer and be relatable for having suffered, but still triumph in spite of her shortcomings. Today, it hit me and I’m thrilled about it.
This kind of momentum doesn’t come around that often, and I know it won’t last. In the meantime, I will harness the moon’s energy for as long as it will let me.
But for the next six hours let’s just hope it will let me sleep.