2018 is here. We’re all in it – like it or not. I like it.
New year, fresh start, bright future. IN.
I’m not as thrilled to be IN my sweater most days.
And IN my parka some days.
And IN my fleece-lined coat other days.
And IN my paw-boots every single day!
Sometimes I’m IN a pile of snow
or IN a puddle of slush
or IN the path of a powerful wind.
Mom says, “If we’re in it, we’re in it.” and “It’s winter in NJ – that’s how winter works.” and “Sorry, Charlie, you can’t just stay IN bed all day.”
Mom is in it too. One thing she’s IN in 2018 is the StoryStorm Challenge.
She has to get 30 ideas in 31 days. She’s making a list on her phone, like she always does. Every day, she reads an inspirational post about ideas and writing, and that helps her meet the challenge and keeps her on track generating ideas…
…so I can sleep.
As long as she’s focused on story ideas, maybe she will ease off getting ideas about me!
Oh no. Not the pawboots again…
“Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people don’t see any.”
~Orson Scott Card~
Story ideas. Aargh. This month is all about ideas for Mom on account of StoryStorm. She was hoping to have 30 ideas by the 30th, and she is pretty flush with 39 so far. Way ahead of the game.
Still she continues to read the StoryStorm posts every morning and she adds an idea or two to her list, depending on what the post says to do.
Probably about 5 or 6 of the ideas on the list will turn into something. Maybe it will be exactly the something we need to finally see Book 2 or e-Book 2. Paws crossed.
It’s not only humans who walk past ideas every day. Just this morning, I walked past a McDonald’s bag that might’ve had a piece of burger in it.
A stick that fell in the storm.
And a cat waiting to kill me while he was hiding under a car.
Mom said, “No litter-burgers.” and “That’s not a stick. It’s half of a tree.”
and “Don’t even think about it.” Also, “Why do I take you anywhere?” She says that one a lot.
So if that Orson Card guy is right, I still have 997 ideas to walk past today. I’d better get back out there and get busy! Maybe I’ll catch a little nap first….