Wednesday. Hump Day. Downhill to the weekend. Sort of. Tomorrow is the 4th of July here in the States. It’s a national holiday. I have the feeling quite a few folks will take Friday off, too. But today is Wednesday. And for some reason, the Universe thinks I need lessons in anger management. This first little nudge appeared a bit ago and I tucked it back for future reference (ie. when I needed a blog topic!).
Anger is always a signal from your higher self, Silver, that it’s time for a reality check.
Because, Silver, there are at least 10,000 workarounds, beginning with new perspectives or new friends… and probably ending somewhere near bowling or chess.
I can always use a reality check, especially when I’m working through a gnarly problem in a plot. Like I am right now. Times two. *mutterdamnMusemuttergrrrmutter* I’ve been lucky with my friends, including making some new ones. What I need is a new perspective on the situation(s).
Yeah, yeah. I know. Reality when writing about paranormal critters is sort of a non sequitur. But it’s important when world-building to create foundations that FEEL real to the reader.
Monday, this little jewel showed up in the inbox.
Anger is almost always a sign, Silver, that you’ve been quiet for too long.
Speak up, buttercup –
In unrelated news, joy is almost always a sign, Silver, that I’ve heard you.
It’s interesting because lately, every scene I’ve written from Sade’s POV has her angry. Or confrontational. She’s all up in people’s faces. And yelling. I really need to figure out who stuck a burr under her saddle. That might make it easier to… Okay. Shut up, Ariel. Sade does NOT need to get laid. Nope. Not listening. *sticks fingers in ears* La-la-la-la-la Still not listening. I don’t care if there is a hunky dragon showing up here in a bit. *grumbles and gets back to work*
Have a great day, everyone! And have a safe 4th. Anybody planning to watch fireworks? Picnic? Sleep late?