We writers think really bizarre thoughts sometimes. Thoughts that jump from one random subject to the next; pondering how life works, what our characters might be thinking, wondering if the hum of the fluorescent lights is actually harmful to your health. (I think it is!)
Maybe it was in Jennifer Lawson’s Furiously Happy that inspired this internal monologue. It might have been. Anyway, here are some of my crazy thoughts from being bored at work today:
A weird article I read: Man Rescued at Sea Was Suspect In Grandfather’s Slaying. Turns out this young man owns a boat named, “The Chicken Pox,” and his mother who was going to inherit millions of dollars from said Grandpa, was mysteriously lost at sea. ***Feel free to use this one for a story idea.
Asked a women on the phone how she was and I get back: “I’m okay, I have a family.” Is this an expression somewhere I don’t know about? Except, she seemed so sad when she said it to me.
I. Hate. Small. Talk.
Dead silences make me nervous…and sleepy.
Note to Self: Look up weather, it’s going to rain five days straight.
On that thought, seasonal depression might set in early. Remember to research insurances and psychiatrists in the area.
Space cowboys are kind of an awesome thing.
OR, maybe it’s the hum of electronics that you hear in the silence that makes me nervous…no one around but THE MACHINES.
I think I would have added more, but then I got distracted by story-planning and actual work helping customers.
How was your day? Happy Writing!