#3 – When I made a fire metaphor that everyone thought was literal.
I started writing “Ms. Kerri” back in 2014, but it never really took shape until March 2015. I had graduated from college a few months before, and I was still feeling very much like an English Major.
When it came to write the opening scene for the story, I decided to go with a metaphor, likening a sibling argument to the start of a devastating fire. However, the language was kinda vague (okay, in retrospect, it was totally vague) and 100% of the readers were confused.
“I thought it was weird that they were burning a couch,” one of the readers (aka my sister) commented.
I tried to explain that it wasn’t a literal fire, that it was supposed to be symbolic of the siblings’ relationship, but I’m not sure anyone understood.
The only reason I kept it in the story was because I liked it. And, in the end, that’s why I started writing in the first place: to write stories that I enjoyed.
#2 – When I wrote the entire script of “Stealth Game Project” in three hours.
This was another story I wrote in March. What was I doing in March that I had enough time to write 2 stories? Oh, yeah, I remember.
In early 2015, I sprained my knee, which left me chained to a couch for a few weeks. During that time, I literally had nothing to do but write, read, and watch Lost.
As you can imagine, those were some very good times.
In fact, I had so much time on my hands that I was able to plot out and write a full video game script in a matter of three hours.
I am still going to make a game from that script, although I had to do some tweaking to make the story work a little better with my extended creative universe.
#1 – When I wrote a post about a mission trip to Italy.
And now, to my favorite writing moment of 2015: when I wrote an article on the Christ Fellowship Miami blog.
I must say, it’s one of my favorite pieces of non-fiction that I’ve ever written.
It was about a group from the church who went on a mission trip to Italy.
In order to write the article, I interviewed my sister and a friend who had both gone on the trip. My idea was to create a video out of the interview that we could edit and show during one of our student services.
However, the interview ended up being over three hours long, and there was just no way to wrangle all of that footage into a nice video.
The information wasn’t lost, though, as it was just what I needed to write the article.
I had wanted to write something on that blog for a while, and I was glad to have written something I could be proud of.
These were just a few of my favorite writing moments of 2015, although it was hard limiting it to just 3.
Here’s to another year of writing that’ll be just as memorable as the last!