I didn't come to the board looking to have a question answered...but then I noticed that this forum seemed to be populated with those who have some sort of communication with those who have Gone Beyond, so I felt compelled to ask...
A few days ago, I decided to start writing (what I hope will become) a new book. The first chapter is based on an idea that came to me several months ago (I think it may have been for a poem), but I had forgotten until now. Some of the character names and details have come effortlessly, while the words for the manuscript itself feels like I'm searching a nearly-empty blackberry bush for the last fruits. (How's that for an analogy?) The concept is there, and it feels fully formed (or mostly so)...it's just that I'm having a hard time expressing myself.
My concern, however, is that the story involves someone* who Went Beyond last summer. The first few chapters are a fictionalized account of what happened in the weeks after his death (and I mean "fictionalized" to the point of "I took plenty of creative liberties") and then I intend the plot to take a turn toward a murder mystery involving more than just his character. Usually, I don't have too much of a problem getting feelings on different things (probably because I don't seek them); but this time, I don't have any feelings other than, "Am I doing the right thing?"
Could someone help me get a bead on this one? I'd like to know if this is my story to tell (however changed from reality) or if I'm just wasting my time.
- I didn't know him in this lifetime, but now that he's in the Summerlands (or where-have-you), I think he's quite aware of me.