So, when Nan and Liz talk about their writer's getaways, I'm a little jealous. When they talk about pounding out their plot problems with other writers I'm downright green.
Honestly, until recently, I'd never thought about taking my plot problems elsewhere. But, I get it. Creativity inspires creativity.
When I was into scrapbooking, I loved the midnight parties where we all got together--sans children--and cut up pictures and worked to create the perfect page. Sometimes I'd see someone do something clever, and I'd think, "If I did this and added that---" Because Creativity Inspires Creativity.
So, why didn't it ever occur to me to seek out help?
Today I'm asking for your help.
I have a Sunday Story that I know a few characters and have my opening, but I don't really have a plot.
Twenty-six year old Analise Kennedy has spent her entire adult life taking care of her mother--who has a sickness that even doctors can't diagnose but ties her daughter to her. Analise's only respite is on Wednesday when a caregiver comes to relieve her. On those days, Analise goes to the flea market where she searches out suitcases.
The opening is:
Anelise Kennedy collected suitcases like other girls collected purses. She had a tapestry one for visiting relatives in New England, a coral-colored one for jetting off to the Caribbean, and a slate blue one for business trips. At least, that’s what she told herself when she purchased them. The truth was that Anelise never went anywhere. She only dreamed of leaving.