I find it interesting that we talk about “spinning” a tale, as if we were spiders, creating an intricate web of story lines and characters. I’ve thought on this quite often lately, every time I walk past my resident web builder.
He’s a nasty looking spider, to be sure, but a harmless one. (Trust me, I’ve checked.) For whatever reason, he has made his home in our breezeway, next to our garage. A window graces each side of a door leading outside, and he has picked the left one as his own. I can’t bring myself to wipe away all his hard work. His web spans the window and has even moved onto the adjacent wall.
This web is now populated with a variety of flying bugs, all wrapped and store neatly for future consumption. Although I wonder about him because he never seems to eat. You would think that, from time to time at least, one of the bugs would go missing! But they don’t! I wonder what he’s waiting for.
I’ve met many a person who says, “I’ve always wanted to write a book.” I’ve met many a writer with more ideas than they know what to do with (myself included). Well, what are you waiting for? Take one of those ideas and dive right in – spin your tale!