My internet was down for two days. While waiting for AT&T’s tech support to answer I started reading this story, it was good story I was enjoying it. I finished the story last night and at the end I find out the woman in the story married a guy seven years younger than her. Sorry for the spoiler but I was kind of shock. The guy was twenty-four and she was thirty-one. I have a nephew he’ll be twenty soon and I’d have a real problem with some woman seven years older than him trying to date him less more marry him. I’m not just shocked because it’s an older woman with a younger man. I just think that’s too big of a gap, especially when one of the people involved is still in their early twenties. I just find the whole thing weird.
I skipped the last two days of posting; I didn’t want to talk about the storm again. It’s hard to think about anything else right now but I am trying to move on. I started thing about why I’m having so many problems with my story. I originally started this story before I wrote Winds of Change. I finished Winds of Change about six years ago and this story just sat while I started and finished Winds of Change. When I picked it up again I couldn’t stick to the outline I’d made. Nothing I had initially written seemed to work. So well I tried to pick up where I left over in the story I ended up changing everything as I went. Now I’m trying to work out what I first thought the story should with what I feel the story should be now. It will take longer than I plan to finish. Hopefully In a few weeks I’ll have a sample ready to post.
There are still supposed to be storms coming through tomorrow. I am worried. I’m trying to concentrate on my story to keep my mind off it but that’s not working very well. I’m just going to hope it rains and passes on.
I didn’t write anything again today. I’m still a little shaken from yesterday. I’ve lived in Alabama for many years now and I’ve seen pictures of tornado damage but yesterday was a totally different thing. Seeing that kind of damage personally is so different than just seeing it on the news. I have definitely learned that the weather sirens are not just suggestions. A tornado is powerful and doesn’t take long to destroy anything in its path. They’re saying more storms are moving through here on Thursday. I sincerely hope that system will be nothing like what happened yesterday.
I didn’t get much writing done today. A tornado tore through our town. It was terrible; I don’t think I’ve been so afraid. I’m thankful to still be here.
Today was a better day. I have a my story back on a better track and I’m about to introduce a new problem into the mix. I also sold another copy of my short story. 😀 It’s good to have a reason to smile. 🙂
I missed placing a post last night. My new story has gone off the rails and I didn’t have anything interesting to share. I’m going to try to stop over thinking it and hopefully I’ll stop making so many mistakes. 😕
My short story was approved for the distribution catalog today. 😀 It should ship tomorrow, hopefully; then in a few weeks it will be available on Barnes&Noble, iBooks, and Diesel. I’m still working on my next story, trying to work out the relationship between the main characters. I’m still hoping to meet my goal but I’m not going to rush because I want it to be a great story.
I talked to my cousin today, she’s a teacher. We were discussing how different the schools are now, compared to when we were in school. It seems to me a lot of children today aren’t interested in reading. It seems most of what they read today is dialogue in some game. They get lost in the imagination of someone else, instead of exercising their own. I don’t know maybe I’m just sensitive to the subject because I enjoy reading so much.
I’m still waiting for my short story to receive approval for the distribution catalog, hopefully next week. Progress on my next story is poking along. I have an idea for a new short story after the current one is finished. 🙂