Walking is a good way for Mom to tidy up her head and make room for ideas.
There are always interesting things to investigate on a walk. We walk at lots of different parks,
and also the reservoir,
the 9/11 memorial,
and the playing field.
Other times we walk right in our neighborhood. Either way, walking is fun.
Mom likes it for the pretty flowers,
crazy leaves, fresh air,
The fresh air is blowing my ear upside down!
The change of scenery helps Mom hear what her characters
are trying to tell her, see where her story is going, and figure out what might happen when she asks herself, “What if….”
I like it for the leftovers that somebody forgot in the parking lot,
It’s called a doggie bag for a reason.
Unless I’m a pig or a donkey, acorns are apparently “not food.”
the candy papers,
the lost glove,
the mud puddle,
Stepping in the mud leads directly to the bathtub.
and the delicious poison that the lawn guys left for me.
The poison leads directly to the vet…
Here’s hoping our walks lead directly to Book
#2. Or indirectly to Book #2. Or to eBook
#2. Or to McDonald’s for an ice cream cone.