Sometimes I wish I could talk to strangers, and explain to them what I am thinking, why I wear that expression, and how our world could be a better place, if only....
Sometimes I wish I could hide from the world, from all the strangers that silently judge me, and from my own rash words that fail to say what I mean and leave me feeling more empty than if I'd said nothing at all.
Sometimes I wish I could sit down with a stranger and ask probing questions that would lead to the story of the century, or at least a good yarn, and even if it didn't, perhaps I'd learn something.
Sometimes I wonder if I could ever invent a group of characters so fascinating that others would want to read about them, because I am so rational and boring, and I am constantly amazed at how weird real people can be.
Sometimes I need to remind myself that not learning and practising what I learn is as much a part of learning as learning is.
Exercise 41. This week, I will write a mission statement for something I am writing, I intend to write or I would like to write. That is, I will explore what I would like to achieve through my story. (Borrowed from 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer by Roy Peter Clark.)
Exercise 42. I will take out a story I have left unfinished and make myself finish it (as suggested by Joan Rosier-Jones in So You Want to Write).
This time next week I will be in transit, yet again, but I will look at Sentence Structure sometime during Week 22.