This months co-hosts are Heather M. Gardner, Christine Rains, Dolorah at Book Lover, Julie Flanders, and Murees Dupé. Make sure to stop by and say hello and thank to them for helping out.
I had a "You know you're a writer when..." moment recently. My cousin passed away last week, completely unexpected. Everyone was in shock. I spent most of Tuesday staring blankly at the TV (which wasn't on) and trying to wrap my head around her death. More than once as I was sitting there I thought about writing because it would be a distraction, but wasn't able to make myself move.
Eventually, my brain restarted and one of the first things I did was mentally go over how I felt upon receiving the news. What I thought. My body's reaction. How something surreal felt. Which is a floaty kinda feeling by the way. Then at the funeral, I went into writer mode and committed everything to memory. Because I might need to know for a story!
I'm a bit torn between feeling guilty for being such a writer and wondering if it was just me trying to cope. My cousin was only a year older than me, and while we weren't super close, we kept up to date through Facebook. I still get surreal moments where I can't quite grasp life moving on without her. What am I supposed to do now? Write, I guess.