Just Like That

Ok. This is going to sound crazy. It feels crazy. But it also feels like exactly what needs to happen.

I’m going to write a novel.

With no words.

For someone who has always relied on her words, this is kind of a strange situation. I woke up last week and watched an entire story play out in front of me. I saw every scene. I felt the whole story. But it’s all images. All snapshots. No dialogue. No description.

It’s all coming from my chest – from a feeling deep inside that I can’t describe.

I sat down this morning to doodle and my pencil carried me deep into the story, laying out the sequences, showing the emotions in each scene. I have threads. I have arcs. I have characters. I have relationships.

I have a story.

But I have no history in illustration, no background, no experience, no skills.

It’s all a bit overwhelming!

I need to make this book. I have to make this book. It’s dying to get out, to be a part of the world. And yet I am not entirely sure how to go about it. I have my sketches. I have my feelings. I can see it all. I just need to get it on paper, to refine it, to tell it like it is, with images and colors and expressions.

This is going to be an interesting journey…


4 thoughts on “Just Like That

  1. Jameela says:

    Wow this is really exciting and I hope you do something about it. It happened to me a few times, dreaming I was writing a book and waking up with plots and ideas and all but for some reason I always let that slip away… didn’t know what to do with it. You DO have talent and creativity in you, that’s for sure and I hope you don’t let it go. Hang on to it, put it on paper and don’t let it escape you. It’s yours and i’m sure it’s perfect already. Will you share that adventure with us too?

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    • ThreeMilesanHour.com says:

      Thanks Jameela! I will definitely share the process with you. I might need suggestions for places to learn about what I need to do ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for sharing your sweet comments.


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