Take that disgusting thing off of my boobs, thank you!
Holy cow! I can’t believe I’m already on DWC 15! (There are a total of 25, so I’m over halfway through!)
ATTENTION ALL READERS:
Coining a term from my Daily Life, “Scope Creep,” has fallen upon me. Maintaining a lifestyle of a full-time job, dealing with said Daily Life, writing this blog, working on the DWC’s, trying to carve additional time for my WIP’s and trying to obtain a fair amount of sleep each night… Well, it’s becoming all too much and something has got to give. If I’m not careful, it could quite possibly be my sanity.
Let’s face the facts: If the sanity is completely gone, who wants to read the ramblings of a crazy person?
With most of the outline for my first of a two-book series written out, I hope to have at least both outlines completed, along with officially having started to knock out the first book by the end of the month.
With the ultimate goal of getting published someday, (if I’m lucky enough to be selected by an agent, and then, by some miracle have my work picked up by a publishing company), these last two weeks have proven me wrong:
I cannot continue with the mere goal of writing something each day. I need to be focused on my WIP’s each day.
The (mostly) daily blogging has assisted with me getting back into the groove of taking at least one hour to focus on my Real Life work. I need to use my now aging memory for redeveloping my writing skills.
I will try to post as often as possible, at minimum weekly. So bear with me readers, the few but precious you are! I promise to remain faithful as ever to provide a detailed, if slightly ridiculous, report of my progress.
And now, back to our show!
Daily Writing Challenge
Day 15: Your character is upset. What about? How does it affect them? Does anyone come to comfort them? Write a scene where your character is distraught.
[Today’s DWC and my daily blog post are one and the same. So hope you enjoy!]
Lesson Learned: No matter how much you try, one cannot fight Mother Nature. Even if you hate it sometimes.
I believe that God has a sense of humor, (don’t believe me? Have you ever seen a platypus?), and although I’m 100% sure He loves everyone, I also believe the caveat of His humor is that He enjoys screwing with me, just a tiny bit, to see how I’ll react.
Case in point: As part of Pilot’s birthday weekend, we went out to watch the IL2, a Russian WWII war bird fly this afternoon. Instead of being part of the museum’s crowd, we made our way to the opposite side of the runway, near the windsock, amongst the tall grass. After an amazing one-hour show, Pilot and I made our way back to our car.
As I was belting myself in, I felt a presence on my shoulder. Batting the nuisance away, I froze. The annoying presence fell into my shirt. Glancing downward, there it was.
A really big spider.
Cricket on a cracker, there is a HUGE SPIDER IN MY BRA!!!
As I gracefully scream and tastefully swat at my boobs-
Get it out! Get it out! Get this fucking thing off of MEEE!
-I end up repeatedly squashing it against my poor, innocent breast. (Let’s just say some more screeching ensued for the next few seconds on top of the additional swatting and accidental exposure of myself to those within viewing distance of our vehicle.)
Desperate to remove this creepy crawly from my person, I was finally able to dislodge the Spawn of Satan out of my shirt, flinging it unceremoniously onto the console of Pilot’s vehicle where the humongous thing proceeded to lie there… somewhat flatly while twitching. Bursting through the car door, I stand outside facing the interior of War Machine, (Pilot and I dubbed his vehicle War Machine not too long ago. What can I say? I already told you it’s a tradition that we name our modes of transportation), and pointed directly to Evil Incarnate calmly requesting Pilot to “Get that… that… THING, away from me!”
Pilot, having just sat in the driver’s seat watching this whole ordeal with a look of amusement on his face, (the rat bastard), proceeds to take his hand from the steering wheel, placing his forefinger and thumb behind Satan’s Mistress and flicked it out of the car.
Sadly, I was under the misfortune of not having my wits about me, (remember, I said complete loss of sanity. I never claimed to have full sanity to begin with) and was standing in the direct path of The Devil’s Wrath Upon Humanity. The spider bounced off of me, causing another Eek! to emit from me, and it landed on the ground.
I maintained my composure by gracefully scrambling into the car, proceeding to lock all doors, seal all windows, securing Pilot and myself in impenetrable cat suits complete with boots and gloves, placing heat-seeking goggles over our eyes, surrounding our vehicle with motion-sensor cameras and setting up a perimeter of an electrified, barbed wire fence.
Pilot: Um, Sweetie? Don’t you think you’re overreacting just a little?
Me: <moves joystick to turn motion-sensor cameras back and forth.>
Pilot: I promised my parents we’d go visit them so they could celebrate my Birthday dinner with us.
Me: <adjusts heat-seeking goggles, searching for unidentified moving entities.>
Pilot: Sweetie, weneed to get going.
Me: <puts finger to lips.> SHH! They’ll hear you!