Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Insecure Writers Support Group, August 2015

Ah, Ah, AH--CHOO!

I say raise your Kleenex in the air!

Wave it around like you just don't care!

And if your temperature goes to 101,

Everybody say: Oh-yeah! Cough, cough, cough, hack, hack.

I'se god a code, a bad, bad code. Last night was a bit surreal, waking up through an infinite series of dreams of waking up, turning over, waking up, turning over. Did I actually sleep? Not sure.

The timing of this is not so good. I've only got three days left of premium alone time, and then camp's over for my youngest. I won't have the house to myself until September 10. Yikes. I'll just have to sneak in some writing somewhere because the next short story will be due October 1. The research is mostly done, the outline is there, but I haven't written a single word. Gerble-snitzle.

This fall will be busy. I'll have another sci-fi/fantasy short story collection come out in November, my historical novel will be queued up for query-town, and it'll be time to break ground on a new novel. Finally! How's your fall shaping up?

Monday, August 3, 2015

Question of the Month with Michael D'Agostino

Here 'tis:

“If your parent or child committed a major crime, would you turn them in?”

What about spouse? Then again, you don't have to testify against them in a court of law, so maybe that's why they're exempt from this exercise.

I think the answer for me would be yes, but depending on the circumstances, the difficulty of carrying through with this yes would vary quite a bit.

Now if the family member in question did something unquestionably evil, such as deliberate murder, terrorism, or hiding the remote, turning them in would not be my favorite part of the day, but it must be done, because what if they did it again? Not cool. Plus there's the question of becoming an accessory after the fact.

Now if they accidentally ran down someone (vehicular manslaughter) and then fled the scene in a panic, that would be more difficult. I'd urge them to turn themselves in, but if they didn't . . .

So fambly, be good or be gone! 

This is a blog hop, so please join the fun! You can find the linked list at A Life Examined. Thank you Michael for hosting this monthly event.

(Oh, and last month, I posted a regret about not riding a particularly intimidating rollercoaster that went upside down six times in a minute with my eight-year-old. Well, I got on the thing last week, and I must say, I HATED IT, HATED IT, HATED IT! Whew. Just had to get that off my chest.)