I believe in both fate and free will, honestly. Yes, simultaneously.
I liked the ice cream suggestion--but I'm trying to cut back on the weight thing--have you heard Tenacious D?
I think everyone should have ice cream every once in a while anyway. Treat yourself! As for Tenacious D - I heard them once and went "meh". Maybe they're funny and I just didn't hear their best stuff, but I was unimpressed.
Have you seen War of the Worlds yet? If so did you wish the main characters dead after about 10 minutes?
*laugh* I have not. You're the only person I've heard from who hasn't loved it, though!
When did you first realize that you had Story?
Hm, I say.
See, this is the thing. It wasn't realizing that I had Story...
...it was realizing that other people didn't.
*helpless shrug* I though everyone just had this. For a long time. docorion says that part of why some people read me is the Story thing - that some people tend to idolize writers because they are Different and Magical and all of that, but for me it's just like having wavy hair, I just do and a lot of people do. I don't find Story to be a hugely Exceptional Thing, because it's always been there. You know?
If anything, it's been Elayna's music that's helped me understand. Because wow, the kid has Music. And that blows me away.
And docorion says, "See?"
Heh. Rambly answer for a writer, yes? Hope it makes sense...
Y'all can ask me more, if you'd like.