"Three? What would I do with three?"
"The same as you do with one!"
~A variation of the argument between Tevye and Lazar Wolf [Fiddler on the Roof]
I have three barebones stories in my head for Sleeping Beauty. One is set long, long ago and far, far away. One is set in modern times. And one -- well -- I can't even measure in earth years because...yep...it's on another planet. How's that for variety?
So my plan is to work on these three for a little while and see what happens. Maybe one will automatically take the lead. Or maybe I'll polish up all three.
Once I get them settled into story form, I'll probably try to ask some friends what they think of the stories. Friends can say "this is perfect" or "this needs more work," but if they say "regardless of how fabulous this story is I don't think it sounds enough like Sleeping Beauty" then it will probably be scratched from the running.
And if none take a clear lead and none get knocked out of the running by friends...hmmm...I guess I can enter all three. Providing I have enough time to polish them up. Because three stories "with potential" are not as good as one story that is "great."
And why I am writing this...or if it makes sense, I am not sure. It is two hours past my bedtime, and I didn't get to sleep but 2 hours last night. Sooooo...I'm a little sleep deprived.
But happy. Of course. Because I have story ideas finding their way onto paper. And that is always a good day.
Goodnight for now.