I’m having a writer problem. I don’t think it’s writers block because I can still make stuff up. But I’m unsure there’s much of a plot. I need a third character who has serious issues and that isn’t happening.
I have one character who hates another character and a different one who doesn’t like her ex-husband and there’s a nurse and a police officer and a bunch of Fed-Ex-like delivery guys. And a girl named Grace. A guy named John. And some other people.
So with that being the basis of the story, I’m sure you’re shocked I have a problem.
But, alas, I do.
So I’m doing what anyone in my situation would do.
I’m watching true crime documentaries.
I watched the OJ show when it was on and then I read and watched all I could on it. (Okay. This wasn’t a documentary. Although there could be a documentary on John Travolta’s eyebrows. But I watched a bunch of news shows about OJ as well.). (And I watched Oprah.)
Then I watched 30 for 30 Fantastic Lies about the Duke Lacrosse team in 2006.
Now it’s The Staircase. I just started this. This is about a woman who fell down the stairs. According to her husband. But police don’t think that could’ve been the case.
I keep thinking I’ll find a disturbing character in one of these shows. And I’m finding disturbing characters. They’re just too disturbing.
Any suggestions are welcome.
And Chocolate. I need lots and lots of chocolate.
And more shoes.
I feel like December is a sprint to the finish line. And I’m tired of hearing how I should slow down and focus on the reason for the season. I think we all know what we need to do this month and we should all just get on with it as cheerfully as possible.
Being thankful was last month’s problem.
We don’t have to do that anymore.
This month we are supposed to focus on being cheerful. Holly and Jolly. Merry and Bright. Silver and Gold.
So let’s do it. Let’s go to three different children’s school performances all in one day with a smile on our faces. Or go to those three Christmas/Hanukkah parties in seven days wearing a bright and happy Christmas sweater. (Do they have Hanukkah sweaters? Christmas has plenty of ugly ones to cover all denominations so maybe that was seen as being enough.) Let’s spend more than the suggested budget for our coworker secret Santa. And laugh merrily as our kids switch their entire Santa list on December 23rd.
Come on everybody! Let’s get going in the festivities.
We will have all the time we need to relax in February after we spend January trying to improve ourselves and lose weight.
Now is not the time to slow down and enjoy.
Now is the time to buy a box of chocolates and hide it in your underwear drawer so you can sneak a piece before every celebration!
I may not be found consistently on this site this month but when I am you will know it will be with a smile on my face and a box of Sees chocolates in my hand.
And if all else fails, I’ll see you at the gym in January.
My husband got me chocolate covered strawberries today. They are incredible. I think there are about 3 layers of chocolate on each one.
This makes it harder to know what to get him. So I thought long and hard and bought myself Aveda Shampure. It smells amazing.
So when he kisses me he can smell it and it will make him happy. I’m selfless like that.