Each time I write a new story, I’m finding the story gets more involved and more detailed than the last one.  Initially, I struggled with the idea of spending a couple of hours, with no research of details needed for the story.  Now I’m finding i spend days, and hours each day, building the story, crafting the plot, developing the characters, working with the pace of the story, inserting the dialogue.  It’s becoming a lonely, long process.  I’m obviously in a learning mode with each experiment.  Still, I’m trusting in the satisfaction of getting it done.  My hope:  that I offer the reader some feeling of experiencing life in a new and rewarding way, maybe even a life changing way.