Stacks of Notes

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notes to posts

“Write that down.”
“It sucks.”
“Write it down anyway. We might use it.”
“I had this really bizarre dream last night.”
“Did you write it down?”
“Of course. I didn’t want to suffer the wrath.”
“What, like I’m a slave driver?”
“Did you write down that dream you told us about last month?”
“I pieced it together.”
“They say you should write down your dreams as soon as you wake from them. Even if it’s the middle of the night.”
“Why? I remembered it.”
“Because it’s fresher in your mind. You’d be more likely to get all the details.”
“Well, I filled in with some stuff I made up. It was still good.”
“I was thinking about the book today. I was thinking instead of having that scene at the school, maybe we should make it at a player’s house.”
“Or with the punks.”
“Punks with a capital ‘P’.”
“Of course, that’s what I meant.”
“I’m thinking the school thing should be out anyway.”
“Maybe, but the players, at least most of them, are school age.”
“It could be summer vacation. It doesn’t have to be during school.”
“Sure. That would free them up to do more stuff. We wouldn’t have to keep saying, ‘…after school the next day…’ or wait till the weekend for something to happen, or for someone to do something.”
“Write that down.”
“I’m way ahead of you.”

Who said what? It doesn’t matter.

We had a stack of notes. The notes were an archive of blood, sweat and cheers. We wrote so much down on paper – sticky note paper, spiral-bound notebooks, printer paper, colored construction paper. We never used napkins. They rip too easily. We tapped so many notes into our phones, our tablets, our laptops. We installed and uninstalled so many different note-taking apps, we lost count.

There were no tears shed over this book. We laughed, talked, argued and got pissed at each other. In the end, we have been our own best cheerleaders – Les, Taylor and Olivia.

Now, the notes become posts. An archive of the wondrous adventure we took together – writing a story. An awesome story. Writing a book. It’s an adventure we’re still on. We choose to remain adventurers. If this book, this trilogy never goes anywhere, never gets published, we will always say it was fun. It IS fun. We’re still on it, and there’s no reason to jump off now.

Getting it All Online

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Changers. The book.

We decided to go full force into our previous efforts to create an awesome story.

We’ve written so much that needs organizing. We’ve talked about this story till we’re some-color-other-than-blue (because blue’s so cliche) in the face.

So we have what we think is now a great story. If we didn’t think it was great we wouldn’t be telling it.

A while back, we decided to keep a journal of our progress. Although we’ve been doing that, now is the time to transfer all the time, energy and thoughts to this website/blog. We believe this will be something we look back on and say, “…oh yeah, remember when we wanted to do that?” Or “…uh-huh, that was a stupid idea…” Of course, the stupid ideas are all part of the process.

We hope you enjoy our experience as much as we do.