I have a lot of good starts as a writer. But it’s getting past those good starts that annoys me greatly. Where my enthusiasm for a story either dies or I find I’m writing it in the wrong medium. I have one great moment of ‘YES, THIS IS AWESOME!’ This is then followed by an ‘Ah, bugger.’ I’m sure we all have them but I seem to be a slave to them at present. Which, as you can imagine for a writer, is highly frustrating.
There’s a good first line I have for a story (which I will not post here yet). But I’ve just written (literally just written) the beginning of a ghost story. In my mind, this is the beginning of an audio drama, maybe just a ghost story, maybe something like a Doctor Who audio (Big Finish dramas are bloody awesome, check them out). But I get so far and just crunch to a halt. I have only just finished a novella and several essays, applied for jobs and started a book already so I should probably give myself a little break. Anyway. Here it is. Please tell me if you think I should carry on, because I’m not sure. I’m never sure. Maybe I’ll just bank it for future use. But yeah, let me know.
There were knocks on the door. Tap. Tap. Tap. She was silent, laid still in her bed, the light off and home alone. Enough time passed for the echoes to fade before the knocks started again. Tap. Tap. Tap. ‘Who’s there?’ She asked.
There was no answer.
‘Who is it?’
‘Hello?’ She said. But in her mind she really said help.
There’s no one here, she told herself. It’s just in your mind, she lied.