Trees keep popping up in my writing, which may be an occupational hazzard for a fantasy writer, except that my trees are always more than just trees. In my published story, "Treischan Strength", the trees are an age-old race that record history. In Lonely Orchard, the trees are magic, alive, and aware, and communicate through a special song that only those gifted with the talent can hear. I'm also working on a SF story where the dominant species on the planet is a hive-minded race of flowers. And never mind the forest in Nighthunter's Bite -- it's not exactly alive, but it is mystical.
I know I've got enough varies projects going on, but I need to break from my current course and get started analyzing Lonely Orchard. I want to submit it at the end of the month, so I at least need to understand what kind of fixing it requires. It's old--years and years old-- so I'm afraid.
But to imagine what this story could end up being? I'm willing to lose sleep over it. :)