Days are flying by with my renewed passion for writing. I bought 11 Kindle edition books about fiction writing and I’ve read 4 of them in the last week! I’m taking notes, experimenting, and watching flix recommended that demonstrate plot and dialogue genius. I’ve registered for 2 literary contests and my daughter Rachel and I are trying out a fun activity. We select a writing prompt, choose a deadline for manuscript completion and then share our stories. Our first task will be shared this Saturday. It’ll be interesting to see what each of our minds guided us to create from the SAME PROMPT! “Incorporate the following 3 items in your story: a soup can without a label, a cigarette pack filled with M&Ms and an unrequited crush.”
This past Sunday was a week alone in the house…it was necessary to get out for awhile. I got to the car with needed transportation devices, drove to Walmart, hobbled in, rode all around for almost 2 hours in their motorized vehicle with basket just checking things out, purchased a few items to aid in my writing projects and EAR appeal
|I love it!!!|
|Handlebars came to the rescue!|
Between the loading of the car and the unloading of the car (I didn’t get any perishable items), I went into a Texas Roadhouse restaurant for lunch. To my absolute surprise and pleasure, I was gifted with a server from heaven!!! Bright Spot- Louie, Louie, Louie! He greeted me as though we were old friends and provided the perfect recommendation for lunch after I gave him a rather shabby description of what I thought I wanted…LOL That man sure knew what he was talking about…everything was spectacular.
Of course, after I finished eating, I invited him to have a seat and asked him to tell me something happy in his life or what he is grateful for. Without hesitation, he said, “Waking up.” That lead to a chat that inspired me. Louie is 37 years old (looks like 25) and has been around the block. Born in New Jersey, he gravitated to Florida for his education, than headed west to perform as a Chinese pole acrobat and trapeze artist. How fun is THAT?! He returned to Florida a few years ago and now he has a gorgeous little girl named Neriah, who is 2 years old.
|Dad and Neriah|