Jun. 9th, 2013

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So I had a writing partner, we starting writing together my junior year of high school, and we lived together in college. We were best friends for a long time. About five years ago a number of things happened that can be summarized as

she got engaged
we stopped living together
she got married
we stopped talking
About three years of silence

Two years ago, my sister made me get a facebook and my old friend got in touch with me, "would it be ok if we were facebook friends?" sure, so we did that for a while (about two years which you know if you can do simple math) but we talked about movies, Tv shows, impersonal things, and not regularly maybe one conversation every 2-3 months. And it was OK.

So this week she sends me a message that ends with "hey I could never get anything written without you, how do you feel about writing together again"

The answer is conflicted,
on the one hand YAY, because I don't make progress on my own, I need her to get anything done beyond the initial idea and couple of pages.
On the other hand, that will be a lot more interaction, and a lot more personal than "hey are you watching Sherlock?" and I think I'd be OK with that but I'm not 100% sure.
On the third hand the minute I read that my brain sat up and said "we're writing again? AWESOME let me tell you All The Stories RIGHT NOW".
And on the forth hand I miss her. We built our friendship on writing and if there is any way that we're going to be able to re-build it it's this.
On the fifth hand however my current best friend (who has never met my old friend) will be SOOOOOO not ok with this, I know she's being protective of me but I also know that she blames my old friend for everything that went wrong between us (aside- it was nobody/everybody/circumstances/bad timing/etc.) and I don't like keeping secrets but I'll have to not mention it until my old friend and I are past the 'clearing out the rubble of the past to lay a new foundation' stage.
On the sixth hand I've already said yes and this is just me airing out my feelings so they don't mold.

So I'm tentatively really happy about this, a little bit worried but mostly really happy.

So there's a thing.

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