Thursday, October 8, 2009

The 'Ah-ha' moment

I love it when that moment comes. That moment that brings everything together, if not on the page yet, but in the mind. That point where you aren't quite sure where the story is heading and then AH-HA! Or maybe you are a Eureka type person. I don't know.

That moment happened to me this morning. I have been trying to figure out where to take this Scoiry story of mine and I have had several different paths I could take it down. The problem is that it is written in first person and you can't kill them off. Mostly because then you have no one to tell your story. I figured it out and now I can finish it and be happy because bad things can still happen to the living.

Tomorrow my flash story (that didn't make it into the finals, only the semi-finals) at the Shroud flash fiction contest will be up for flash Friday.) See you tomorrow.

11 comments:

K.C. Shaw said...

The ah-ha moment is always awesome! And I can't wait to read your story tomorrow.

Jamie Eyberg said...

K.C.- I haven't had a moment like that when writing in a long time. very refreshing.

Cate Gardner said...

My favourite A-ha moment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwSL_eTYScs

Apologies. :D

Looking forward to your Humpty Dumpty tale.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cate- I like when they came out of the cartoons. That was cool!

Mary Rajotte said...

Most of my "a-ha" moments come when I'm either doing the dishes or drifting off to sleep. One makes for drippy notes; the other...sometimes trippy ones that need deciphering come morning. Glad you were able to figure out how to still make bad things happen :)

Aaron Polson said...

Yeah! Ah-ha!

Goody-goody for flash fiction Friday!

Jamie Eyberg said...

Mary- I think most of mine occur when I am out cold, never to be remembered.

Aaron- I think this was the last flash piece I wrote and it was in June. :( I think I need more practice.

Natalie L. Sin said...

Huzzah for pieces coming together! : )

BT said...

I'm an Aussie so I'm all for Eureka moments (if that makes no sense look up the Eureka Stokade).

I think it's great they don't come too often or we wouldn't appreciate them, but I'm with you - I think mine happen when I'm out cold as well. A few more in daylight hours would be nice...

Jamie Eyberg said...

BT- Actually, I just watched a history special about that very event.

Danielle Ferries said...

I love those moments.