Sunday, August 7, 2011

Perspective and Story Ideas

Ha.. ok, bad title. But hey..
So this week was interesting. I do not have the Ninja 1000 much longer.. maybe 3 weeks? My daughter's 16th birthday approaches.. must make plans for that.

Today Andy and I put the bicycles on the car and headed down to Kelly Drive/West River Drive/Art Museum area in Philadelphia. It was a great day to be outside and we took full advantage.

We did an 8 mile loop and I was sad that I do not have a camera at the moment. There were so many great shots!

There was a line of people to get a picture with the Rocky Statue. I thought that was interesting.

I also made a comment to Andy about an interesting story idea I got when we rode down Kelly Drive and off to the right was a bathroom and a trail that led back into the woods.
Andy told me I was demented, to which I replied "I guess all writers are then."

My novel is coming along nicely. I was glad to be in and driving through Philadelphia today. I got a lot of points of interest for my book and came up with a potential subplot.

My goal for this week is to write a total of 5000 words. Which days that gets done is of minor importance. I'll do a little more mapped of a schedule tomorrow.

In very sad news, my co-worker Nancy, who has Stage Four Colon Cancer, is back in the hospital. She is so sweet to everyone and does so much for so many. I am saddest for her daughters who are 19 and 16. I was talking to my youngest, who will be 16 this month. She told me how devastated she would be if I got sick and then eventually died.

I didn't know what to say. Knowing someone who has their life put in an unimaginable perspective puts a spin on things. I often get wrapped up in the day to day mindless crap. But then, I see Nancy at work. She looks like she'd blow away if a strong breeze came along. She looks so tired.

And I think.. "what the hell am I bitching about?"

Have a great week everyone.. stick to your guns and never give up.