Hello Good People
You’re not going to believe this, but I’m going to tell you anyway!
Went to bed just before midnight last night. Took a little while to pass into sleep. Then, at 4:40am today (Saturday, 31st August, 2013) I found myself waking up…. halfway through a story I’d been ‘writing’ in my mind. I was of a mind to get up and write down a few details, but decided against that course of action, as I didn’t want to awaken fully. So, laying back, I slipped into the Hypnogogic state and ‘wrote on’.
My story was a Western of all things. I’ve only written one other, years ago. A ‘BoCheK Tale’ titled ‘COWBOY’. Surprise, surprise. It was a tongue-in-cheek horror story. However, the one I was now ‘dreaming up’ was somewhat more substantial and very, very dark. More to the point, it had a beginning, a middle and an end. Put another way, the ‘scaffold’ of the story was up, and solid.
Just after 8am I got up, and the only thing I jotted in a notebook was the name of the principal character.
I intend to deliberately take my time with this story. For a start, I need to do quite a bit of research on the so-called ‘Wild West’. The era of the ‘cowboys’, which actually did not last that long. I may write a brief synopsis, just in case I pop my clogs before I can complete the work (it could end up being a Western version of ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’!).
That’s it, really. Have a good day.