Being sick stinks. Friday, I was sick in bed all day.I don’t like being sick and am never a pleasant sick person. Maybe I’m being too hard on myself; perhaps there are no pleasant sick people. But, when I’m ill, I whine about my aches and pains and grieve my daily life. And, in the midst of my discomfort, I imagine everyone else enjoying life without me.
Friday would have been my favorite Friday of 2013. I am sure of this. How? Well Friday (as you may remember) is my favorite day of the week. It was also jeans day, which is my favorite piece of clothing. It was the last workday of a two day work week. Friday could have been my favorite Friday of 2013 and …I missed it.
Now to WritingSaturday, I wrote more on the Mona book. I know what Mona looks like because a month ago I saw a photo on the Internet and knew immediately – this was the girl in my mind: red curly hair and bright blue eyes. I grabbed it off the Internet and filed it.
But, I wasn’t sure of her parents’ appearance or anyone else’s. So Saturday, guess what, I found them on the Internet too.So I stopped writing and searched for others. Mona’s mom was the most difficult. There were three applicants. I put Mona and her deceased dad side by side and one by one the applicants stepped up and tried out for the part. Finally, I knew which gal should be Mona’s mother.
I copied/pasted the character photos into a document along with what I know about them thus far. This has already helped me know my characters better except for Goth boy.I also wrote another post for The Ruralhood. These stories come to me in the middle of driving or sleeping or at just about anywhere. It’s awesome. I hope they keep coming.
The Triangle is about young silly love. This reminiscence reminded me that I worked at a garment factory right out of high school for 2 ½ years. It was hard work and I didn’t like it, but, if you let yourself (and you should) you can glean something from every experience. At that point, I had been sewing most of the clothes I wore, but this job helped me become a fast seamstress and for that I am appreciative. I wouldn't trade the experience.
So, has the flu hit you yet? What was your first job out of high school? Do you ever assign photos to your characters?