Oh, good golly! It’s the first Wednesday of the month again and time for and IWSG post. This month’s optional question: Have you ever pulled out a really old story and reworked it? Did it work out?
I started to work on an old story–part of it is on this blog–Samuel, the Magical Horse, parts 1 and 2 (the illustration for part 2 is one of my more successful pieces of digital art, for what that’s worth).
I’m not sure if it was successful–too soon to say. I think it would be an early chapter book if it got published. I got through the first couple chapters and then stopped working on it.
The story was complete when I wrote it in the early 90’s–wow! that was a long time ago!! When I found the manuscript in a box of papers when I emptied my storage space after almost 10 years, I was surprised at how much I liked the story. I had ‘t thought about it for a long time.
Here’s something else I’ve worked on over the years–it’s a poem that popped into my head in the mid-80’s–with the first three verses complete and the last has been re-written many times. I have no plans to do anything with it, but it still inspires me from time to time.
I built myself a little house
To live away my life in;
But when I tried to step inside,
I found I didn’t fit in.
So I took a little hammer
And I pounded on my head,
To see if I could cubify,
To fit my little bed.
I pounded and I pounded,
But still I didn’t fit,
I needed a place to live in,
But I knew this wasn’t it.
So I threw away the hammer,
And the box melted away;
Then I stepped into the world of color and light,
And that’s where I live today.
So that’s it for old writing–not much to report, but I’ll keep you posted!
Oh, and by the way, IWSG is having a twitter pitch party in July–check it out, should be fun and there’s lots of time to get ready!
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