…And this is what it’s all about. When I was trying to remind myself of all the things I’ve written, I noticed that there were a couple topics that I talked about in one form or another more than once. After all the searching and deciphering, I guess I’ve kinda sorta decided that I’m going to write a story. I wrote an essay last year about an experience I had with performing. I talked about how it was new and intimidating for me, and about how nervous it made me feel. The paper turned out pretty decent, but there are definitely things I wasn’t totally happy with, as there always are. I think that in repurposing this essay I’d like to shift into telling a different story than the one my original essay talks about. I was considering telling a story about how I met my boyfriend playing music on the street (he was playing, not me). I feel like the whole situation could make for a cool story. I guess this is mainly for self-serving purposes, as I’m not sure my story will be particularly compelling to mass audiences, but my goal would potentially be to have this be the kind of thing that could be published in a collection of short stories or something along those lines, so I guess my audience would just be anyone looking to read a story. The purpose of this new piece will be mostly just for entertainment I think, though I’d certainly like to leave the reader thinking/feeling something. I’m just not sure what yet.
So my general goal is to write a story based on an essay. I’m not sure if I want the story to be entirely true; it might be more interesting to fictionalize things a bit and make it all a bit more exciting. But who knows, I think for this particular paper I just want to write it and kind of see where it goes. I think I have a good starting point from the original. So those are my initial thoughts.