Normally, I only post on Wednesdays if I have a guest or for Insecure Writer's Support Group, but I had a moment Tuesday where I knew I was destined to be a writer.
Tuesday started off normal. I got to sleep in and chill before work. About fifteen minutes before I had to leave, I hear someone knock on my duplex neighbor's door. I figured it was a friend and cringed at having to leave with them outside talking. I just found it awkward, but I had no choice.
Instead of my neighbor and her friend, there was a camera set up on our porch. I figured it was something for college since my neighbor is in college. It wasn't. The two women were reporters from the local news (and by local I mean the whole of Upper Michigan and the tip of the Mitten aka Lower Michigan.) They asked me if I had heard about the guy directly across from us getting arrested for child porn.
I'm sorry, what?
I got the low down and agreed to give a reaction for the 6 o'clock news. Then headed off to work. And called my parents. And hubby. And texted a bunch of people about it because OMG!
Anyways, back to the title of my post. At one point, I was texting MB and I said, "I can now tell you what having your mind blown feels like. It's like having every thought simultaneously* pop like a bubble at once and leave you thoughtless." It was true. The moment the reporter told me why she was there, my mind shut down. Every single thought stopped in its tracks. Pop!
And, of course, being a writer I now want to write about a character having his or her mind blown. So, you know you're a writer when you hear some awful news and your first thought is: How do I write this into a story?
PS: Here's the video if you want to hear what I sound like. I'm 23 seconds in.
PPS: I'm a little concerned with two certain words I made sure I only used once. Who knows who is going to find my blog thanks to that. Ahh, the joy of keywords. I should upgrade Weebly so I can see that.
And PPPS or whatever is after PPS: I still have a giveaway going on. I added it here so you can easily enter. *Stares*
*In my text I did not use that word because I had no idea how to spell simultaneously and my phone doesn't have autocorrect. And even if it did, it would have said WTF because I stumped Weebly's spell check and had to google it.
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