This is what has inspired these late night writing sessions. Ebert sent it to me on Sunday. He sent it to me first thing in the morning but I didn't read it right away. I left it in my inbox untouched. It wasn't until I'd been tossing and turning for a while that I decided to do some mindless internet surfing on my phone and that's when I saw the unread email...just sitting in my inbox, waiting to be read. So I read it. I wasn't in the mood to be inspired, I was tired and wanted to sleep but I was inspired. In fact, I was compelled. I was so compelled that I got out of bed and started writing not caring what spewed out onto the page. I just knew that I needed to write because compelling stories are the stories that I want to tell. What I'm writing may not be very good, most likely it's not but it's a start. I'm getting it out of my head and putting it on paper because I must tell this story.
Here are all of the guidelines but these two are my favorites: