This whiny writer is getting awkward today.
It’s hump day and there’s always something to whine about, right?
For a writer, often times it’s, “I don’t know what to write!” “Im stuck!”
Well, something magical happened when I went into my office this morning. There was a gift sitting on my desk from Amazon and while it’s not a writing-prompt book, it IS a book that asks you what you would do in very awkward situations.
Your neighbor is carted away in handcuffs and the press is camped out in front of his house. Do you call his wife? Bring her a coffee cake? Go right on TMZ?
You are invited to a Botox party. Is this insulting or exciting? What should you bring the hostess?
And in reading through the book, I realized that this book was re-igniting idea upon idea. Granted, I am knee deep in a story now and maybe none of this will be needed for that. HOWEVER, when it comes to blogging and other content pieces, this book might just be the little spike of splendiferous creativity juice I need.
So this whiny writer isn’t going to whine today. (Wednesday Wine night with friend not applicable) Instead I am going embrace the awkward situations that happen in my own life. Believe me, they happen. But, I welcome them. For one, it tends to bring out strengths in me I didn’t know I had and if it brings out a weakness, well now I know and I can fix it.
Do you find yourself in situations that leave you totally wondering what the hell just happened? If not, get ready. It’s inevitable that day will come. You will be met head-on with the unfathomable, baffling, and just plain insane. Invite it in and embrace the surreal. It really does make for great stories.