June 3 question – Writers have secrets! What are one or two of yours, something readers would never know from your work?
The question is optional… but I’m having trouble thinking of anything better.
I write Science Fiction and Fantasy, so I’m having trouble coming up with anything that people would guess about me from my books.
I don’t zip around in space ships or reanimate the dead. Not in real life, anyway. And the relationships in my book are far more interesting than any I’ve ever been in.
So, what about me?
I was supposed to be in Yellowstone, getting all sunburned this spring. Summer at the latest. There were supposed to be bears. And wolves. And baby animals being born. I hadn’t pinned down a date, when the Covid-19 thing started. “Wait and See” became “Maybe Next Year.” I’m still looking for places to spend my vacation, and boy… do I ever need a vacation.
I also owe myself a reward for finishing my revision. It’s weird how I freeze when I think about spending money on myself. Someday, I’ll publish my book, get a movie deal, and win the Tour de France. Then, I’ll probably celebrate. With a kiddie-sized bowl of ice cream. If it’s on sale.
The year is not turning out as I had intended. No secret there. I’m sure a lot of us are in the same boat.
And right now, I’m feeling particularly shallow and self-centered to be worried about it.