It’s never a good idea to look at the news. I don’t know about you, but it always seems to be bad news, not good news particularly now with all this stuff about COVID 19. I suppose if all they showed was good news, no one would watch it.
No, I’m more interested in the little things, the few words that cover an item that we might not suspect is anything but a filler.
However, despite the negative aspects of it, sometimes it’s a source of plotlines, even a new book. In the print media, it’s usually a paragraph on page 5 that no one is supposed to notice.
I might not have if I hadn’t tripped on the bottom stair and nearly fall flat on my face. Something different.
Well, two things really, roller coasters and parachutes.
I’ve been on roller coasters, and they actually scare the hell out of me. It was not always that way, but watching the news and seeing how they can come adrift and leave you literally hanging quite a distance up in the air, well, that has had some effect.
It started me thinking, and that’s not a good thing sometimes.
My fear, now, is that the car is going to come off the rails.
A bit like my life really. Amazing sometimes how the mind works and makes parallels with something else that’s entirely unrelated.
I’m in the abyss and free falling. The first thousand yards feels exhilarating.
I’m not sure if everyone has done skydiving, but it’s like that time before you pull the ripcord.
Absolute adrenaline rush.
Followed by a single thought. Will the parachute open. Again, I’ve seen too many TV shows where ripcords don’t work.
Ok, I get it, if you don’t like the heat in the kitchen …
But, I digress
Now I’m at a point where I’m starting to think about the landing.
You dash headlong into a job, thinking yep, you’ve got it covered, but, what if you haven’t. What if there are variables you never thought of, what if the people around you, so happy to cheer you on at the start, are now starting to change their tune.
Abyss, job, choice of vocation, lifestyle, following a dream, there’s very little difference.
Writing is an individual thing.
Are we writing for ourselves first, or are we writing simply to make money? If it’s the latter, it ain’t going to work, at least not until you are established. If ever.
So, yes, it’s back to the day job.
Still in the abyss, or hanging upside down 300 feet in the air waiting to be rescued
Maybe tomorrow there will be good news!