What shall I blog about today?
The obvious choice is the election, until I looked at my calendar and realized I will be blogging about that next Monday. Then I thought about writing about writing, of course. But I recently wrote about Preptober and my future poetry path. So, I figured I could write more specifically about NaNo, but then looked at the calendar again and realized I’m starting my weekly updates on that next Thursday, anyway.
I scrolled Twitter for a while, hoping to find an interesting question or topic. Unfortunately, today is a PitMad event. This is a complicated thing to explain but the basis is that you pitch your book via tweet to editors and agents. So, my feed is clogged up with book ideas…some are great, but there’s not a lot of varying topics.
I could write about my weekend. On Saturday, I took L fishing, and it was the first time we really hung out one-on-one. At first, he seemed bored, but once we found some fish hiding under the dock, he got into it. On the way home I mentioned an action scene in my novel that I am planning, and having some trouble with. We spent the next hour or so discussing weapons, stealth tactics, armor, etc. It was good bonding time, and it thrills me whenever the kiddos take an interest in my work.
On Sunday I woke, sick. Off to the ER. I don’t remember much…it’s all foggy. I know that the intake nurse said “Hey, I heard you are an author” and I said “Yes I am!” and then threw up. I don’t know how she knew that.
Bernie picked me up after a few hours and was told to take me home but then I found out that my people were all at my mom’s house: parents, husband, Kev, Sharon, and L. So, I demanded she take me there. She bought me a smoothie from McDonalds that I drank while everyone else ate chili, and then drove me home. I think I may have dozed off at the table.
Today I feel good. Healthy and happy and doing fine. Except for I don’t know what to write about.
They say when you are in such a predicament, that you should write about exactly the dilemma: that you are stuck, or wordless. This was my attempt to do that. I don’t know that anything really came of it. I do know that after today I am booked up on blog topics for the next couple of weeks, so that’s a satisfying feeling. This? This is just filler.
And as always, Happy Monday.